So I possibly have a long road trip coming up and need opinions about traveling when pregnant. I'll be about 26/27 weeks at the time of the trip and each way is 10 hours, perfect traffic, no stopping for the gazillion pee trips and walking breaks we'll take. I'll only stay one day then drive back, so a lot of travel within a couple of days.
I'm talking to my doc about it and have read about precautions to take for safety/health (frequent stops to walk, take pillow for back, stay hydrated, etc.) but my question is, how does it feel to take long trips at the beginning of third tri? Will it be very uncomfortable or not a problem at all?
I've made a few long road trips in my pregnancies, and my doctor has me stop every 2 hours to get out of the car and walk around. I also drink a lot of water to stay hydrated (so those breaks every 2 hours are pee breaks, anyway!) and I take pillows to keep me comfortable. It really isn't too horrible, just frustrating because it takes so much longer to get where you're going! We just got back from a long trip and figured out we spent 27 hours in the car over a 4-day period...and the last day of that was a stint that usually takes 9-10 hours and took about 12 hours with all of the stops and traffic issues. Besides just being tired and a little achy for a day or two after, I haven't had any bad effects from long road trips in this or my past pregnancies.
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