Travel During Pregnancy
It is generally safe to travel during pregnancy by plane or car until you are 36 weeks (one month before your due date) as long as you are not at risk for early delivery or do not have other complications.
Do not travel to areas that have Zika or malaria. Please check the CDC website for the most up-to-date list of areas to avoid.
Pregnant women are at risk for blood clots forming in their legs when they travel. To decrease your risk of clot formation, stop every couple hours on a long drive to walk around and move your legs. If you are flying, try to get an aisle seat. Make sure you get up and walk in the aisle every couple of hours. Wearing a support hose is also helpful. Make sure to wear your seat belt. Once your belly starts to grow, place the seat belt below your belly.
Airline travel can also be very dehydrating, so make sure to drink plenty of water. If you are traveling to a place with unsafe water, drink bottled water.
Most airlines require a letter to be able to fly if you look quite pregnant. You can get that from your provider at your visit prior to going on your trip. Consider airline insurance in case you need to cancel your trip for medical reasons.