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During pregnancy, you should take extra care while travelling, whether it is your daily commute or a walk in the park or long distance. Travel stress can make your fatigued and the fetus stressed. Long distance travel could also be fatal if it goes awry. Most doctors will advise you to not travel long distance during the first trimester or the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. However, once you cross your first trimester and have plans to travel long distance the best time to do so is your second trimester, from the fourth to the seventh month of pregnancy. Still, we suggest that you don t make hasty decisions or plan a rough trip during this period. You should take good care that your trip is a pleasant one and is less stressful. Here are safety tips for pregnant women travelling long distance by car.
But before you go out on a trip make sure you discuss it with your doctor. Here are few reasons why your second trimester is the best time to travel:
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(Inputs are taken from the book Garbhasanskar by Dr Vikram Shah and Dr Geetanjali Shah)
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