By Dani Hampton
I like to encourage my friends to get out and travel while they’re pregnant. For first-time moms, my logic is simple: get away now to fully embrace the peace and quiet that can only be enjoyed in a sans-kiddo household. But for the moms who already have children, I tell them there’s just nothing like sharing a special moment in time with those you love most before the baby arrives. By being away from the hustle and bustle of life, you’re better able to soak-in the memories of a smaller family, a simpler way of life and all the love and excitement everyone has for the new love bug on-the-way. Here are my tips for staying comfortable while traveling during pregnancy that I hope will help you get through traveling with ease:
Wear layers - your body regulates temperature a little differently while pregnant and it’s nice to have options if you get cold or hot.
Be sure to wear shoes you can remove in the car or plane. Roll your ankles, stretch your feet, keep it moving! You may want to consider compression socks.
Comfort over everything else- leggings, a comfy tee and sweater, etc!
Bring plenty of snacks and stay hydrated throughout the trip.
Take plenty of breaks to walk around and stretch.
If you’re prone to nausea, bring mints and peppermint essential oil in a roll-on! Both work wonders for motion sickness.