Moms-to-be can travel with a well-stacked travel kit to ensure safety. The travel kit needs to be based on the stage of pregnancy and any complications that the pregnant woman develops.
Been avoiding travelling but can't anymore? If you are worried about developing complications, a travel kit will do you good and make you feel much better and safer on the road, air or water.
Ideally, a travel kit must ensure that existing medical conditions can be managed even if they get more severe than their present stage, illnesses related to travelling are prevented and that minor health problems are taken care of.
Complications that pregnant mums need to guard against are similar to those that any traveller should. The traveller’s medical history has a bearing on her health and so does the itinerary, particularly during pregnancy.
Fatigue, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, cramping of legs, haemorrhoids and increased frequency of urination are some problems pregnant mums have in common with any traveller.
The needs of pregnant travellers change with symptoms specific to their condition. They are vaginal bleeding, abdominal cramps or pain, passing clots or tissue, ruptured membranes, headaches, visual problems and excessive leg swelling or pain.
Travel kit acts like a first-aid kit in preventing and managing complications that develop during pregnancy and especially, when a pregnant woman is travelling. Make sure that you pack it first thing when you are gathering your travel essentials.
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