Plan the timing of your Trip
Pregnancy as any woman who has undergone pregnancy can vouch, has its fair share of nausea, discomfort and fatigue. Traveling during ones pregnancy is challenging, however the good news is that the typical pregnancy symptoms do not span the entire pregnancy period of nine months. The second trimester is usually the best to travel as one is likely to have overcome the morning sickness and has not yet felt the onset of increased fatigue that is usually most evident in the third trimester.
Logistics for ones travel
Before booking ones airline tickets, confirm with the airline as to how late in your pregnancy they allow pregnant travellers. Most airlines allow travel up to 36 weeks, but some airlines might have an earlier cut-off period. Since it is expected for feet to get swollen during long flights, it is important to wear comfortable shoes and loose clothing. The chances of blood clots during pregnancy travel is higher, therefore it is recommended that you do leg exercises even while seated. You might also want to wear compression stocking during the flight, but the traveller should get medical advice regarding this.
If a pregnant lady is going on a cruise, it is important to confirm with the cruise line on their travel policy if they have specific guidelines for pregnant women. Most cruise providers will not allow travel after 24 weeks of pregnancy, and might insist on a authorisation to travel letter from a doctor indicating fitness to travel.