Traveling when Pregnant with Twins

While there is no restriction for pregnant women to travel, some usually think that taking trips at such times could cause complications or put their lives at risk. Health experts say it is not harmful to pregnant women with twins to travel but, it might cause certain side effects. That is why there are some things that you should know to stay safe and happy during the trip. The following are important guidelines for traveling when you are pregnant with twins. 

Fitness to Travel 

The first thing to do when planning a trip during your pregnancy is to assess your fitness to travel. You can only be fit to travel if you and your babies are in a proper state of health. Therefore, you should visit your doctor for an assessment and advice before departure. The doctor will examine your physical and psychological state of health to determine if you are fit to travel. Depending on the results, the doctor may either approve of the trip or advice you to postpone it until after giving birth. 

The Safest Times to Fly During Pregnancy 

Generally, airlines allow pregnant women to fly until the last month of giving birth. However, pregnancy comes with diverse side effects such as morning sickness and nausea, which make traveling hectic. As a result, the safest times to fly when you are pregnant with twins are before the 32nd week. 

Comfort and Safety on the Road 

Whether you will be traveling by road, air or sea, your comfort and safety should always take precedence. Make sure that you book a comfortable seat that will allow you to easily stretch your legs and navigate the lavatory. To avoid fatigue and jet lags, take some time to get out of the car or plane during stops to stretch. You should also drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration, especially on long flights. 

Overall, there is no significant risk of traveling when you are pregnant with twins. However, you should observe the above guidelines to ensure smooth and memorable adventures. 

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