Traveling can be a rewarding, relaxing experience anytime, especially right before you start a family. The debate over whether it’s safe to travel when expecting a baby has raged on for years.
However, you’ve taken your ovulation tests like clockwork and done everything right to ensure you get pregnant you can still travel. As long as your doctor isn’t concerned about anything, you should be good to go. There are still some tips you should follow while you are planning for a trip if you are trying to make a tiny human.
Plan Big Trips Before Getting Pregnant
While planning a pregnancy sometimes doesn’t work out the way you planned, if you know you’re going to want to start a family, take those big trips before you get pregnant. You don’t necessarily want to be touring multiple countries when you’re expecting a baby because anything can happen.
Being pregnant can delay or halt your travel plans and keep you from participating in certain activities along the way. That’s especially true if you have a high-risk pregnancy. But before you make a decision either way, just speak to your physician.
Make Sure Tickets are Refundable
If you’re planning on getting pregnant, or even if you already are, then you should make sure that your tickets and hotel accommodations are refundable. If possible, couples should look for low or no cancellation fees, just in case you get pregnant before your trip and morning sickness keeps you from traveling, or your doctor forbids it. In this way, you’ll not have wasted your money if you find you’re expecting and decide not to travel.
Book Trips Only 3 to 6 Months in Advance
When you’re trying to get pregnant, you need to think ahead to the future. Avoid booking your trip far in advance. Instead, keep your booking vacations to three to six months in advance. That’s a pretty safe range, even if you don’t know that a baby is on the way. Since you’re trying to get pregnant, it gives you some leeway, just in case the pregnancy test shows two lines the next time you take it.
Make Sure Your Travel Insurance Cover Pregnancy
The debate over whether travel insurance is needed for trips rages on, but if you’re pregnant then it’s important. However, you need to make sure that the travel insurance you purchase covers pregnancy, so make sure to read the fine print and ask questions. You want the insurance you get to have pregnancy as one of the valid reasons to cancel and receive a full refund.
Consider Your Destination
When trying to get pregnant, you need to be careful when choosing a destination for your travels. Some destinations should be avoided because of certain diseases and conditions. Make sure that you’re fully vaccinated before visiting certain countries, and always drink bottled water when you’re on your trips. There are diseases and conditions in other countries that can affect your health and the health of your baby if you’re pregnant and don’t know it yet.
Keep It Stress-Free
If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while now, then you know that stress can keep that from happening sometimes. Try to keep the planning of your trip stress-free as much as possible, then just relax and have a good time.
These are just a few tips for planning travel when you’re trying to get pregnant. Babymoons are great, but you need to plan in advance in case you end up pregnant before your trip begins. Plan ahead, relax, and have fun, which is what you need to do to begin with!