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Travelling safe during pregnancy

health-and-fitness Updated: Jan 14, 2011 00:46 IST

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Travelling safe during pregnancy is essential. Here're some tips to keep in mind.

1 Safety first: Keep hygiene your top priority while travelling. As cold and flu is common due to less effectiveness of immune system, take adequate vaccines that will prevent possible infections.

2 Footwear wise: Staying erect becomes the key objective for expectant moms as hormonal changes make joints loose. So spend on good footwear i.e. no feels and rubber sole for strong grip so that you don't fall.

3 Dry wave: Always apply good body lotions and baby cream in small intervals during your journey to protect yourself from itching and dryness due to cold air. Re-apply every three to four hours.

4 Water intake: Dehydration is expected during winter due to less intake of water and perspiration so ensure to at least drink 12 glass of water. Swelling of ankles is common in pregnancy due to dehydration so it is better to keep a bottle of water from home.

5 Travel essentials: Carrying a copy of medical details can make your trip smooth and easy. In emergency, others can be guided properly. Also carry necessary vitamins and prescribed medications.

HTC (with inputs from Dr. Meenu Soni)