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Easy Ways to Cope with Travel Fatigue during Pregnancy

Pregnancy By Himanshu Sharma , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Apr 21, 2011
Easy Ways to Cope with Travel Fatigue during Pregnancy

Fatigue or exhaustion is common during pregnancy and traveling can make it worse. Here's a guide on how you can do to beat travel fatigue during pregnancy.

Travelling implies seeing new places, exploring and moving around and for any person it is a tireful experience, but for a pregnant woman, it is more than just getting tired.

Tired pregnant lady leaning against a tree

Fatigue or exhaustion is common during pregnancy and travelling can make it worse. Fatigue can be avoided by simply not being overzealous and showing restraint on self while travelling. In other words, you need to slow your pace by keeping your itinerary light and your travel plans as simple as possible.


Easy Ways to Deal with Fatigue

It is normal for a woman to feel tired during pregnancy, especially when she is travelling. This happens because of the growing foetus consuming a lot of your energy. There are several things that you can do to lessen and even beat fatigue.

  • Take rest or naps as much as you can to avoid exhaustion whether due to moving around or jet lag.
  • If you are travelling to a different time-zone, expose yourself to daylight as much as possible to help your body adjust to the new time zone.
  • Have nutritious meals but keep them light. It is advised to pack lunches and snacks for the journey that will give you the nutrition you need to stay energised.  Divide your meals into small portions and have plenty of fruits and water.
  • You shouldn’t be playing normal human during pregnancy. When you are tired and need rest, take a nap. Even a short nap will power you with the much needed energy. When travelling by car, schedule stops for rest. In a nutshell, respect your body’s requirements and take care of them.
  • Do breathing and stretching exercises to stay active and alert. Staying active can alleviate fatigue. Engage in moderate exercise. During breaks, take a walk or stretch a little. It will also make a difference to your overall energy level.

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. The likelihood of feeling fatigued becomes even more when one is travelling. You may not be able to avoid fatigue entirely when you are travelling, but you can make efforts to make it more bearable.




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