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    mshuong is offline Banned
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    Default Travel and pregnancy

    International travel should be avoided by pregnant women with underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or a history of complications during previous pregnancies, such as miscarriage or premature labor. For pregnant women in good health, the second trimester (18–24 weeks) is probably the safest time to go abroad and the third trimester the least safe, since it's far better not to have to deliver in a foreign country.
    Before departure, make sure you have the names and contact information for physicians, clinics, and hospitals where you can obtain emergency obstetric care if necessary (see the U.S. Embassy website). In general, pregnant women should avoid traveling to countries which do not have modern facilities for the management of premature labor and other complications of pregnancy.
    As a rule, pregnant women should avoid visiting areas where malaria occurs. Malaria may cause life-threatening illness in both the mother and the unborn child. None of the currently available prophylactic medications is 100% effective. Mefloquine (Lariam) is the drug of choice for malaria prophylaxis during pregnancy, but should not be given if possible in the first trimester. If travel to malarious areas is unavoidable, insect protection measures must be strictly followed at all times. The recommendations for DEET-containing insect repellents are the same for pregnant women as for other adults.
    Strict attention to food and water precautions is especially important for the pregnant traveler because some infections, such as listeriosis, have grave consequences for the developing fetus. Additionally, many of the medications used to treat travelers' diarrhea may not be given during pregnancy. Quinolone antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin (Cipro) and levofloxacin (Levaquin), should not be given because of concern they might interfere with fetal joint development. Data are limited concerning trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, but the drug should probably be avoided during pregnancy, especially the first trimester. Options for treating travelers' diarrhea in pregnant women include azithromycin and third-generation cephalosporins. For symptomatic relief, the combination of kaolin and pectin (Kaopectate; Donnagel) appears to be safe, but loperamide (Imodium) should be used only when necessary. Adequate fluid intake is essential.

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    Well your suggestions are really good but I would say always ignore traveling while pregnancy.

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    you are absolutely right rahul
    must avoid traveling while pregnancy.

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    Thats great, thanks for sharing here............

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    Air travel during pregnancy is never easy. A lot of precautionary measures have to be taken to ensure the comfort and safety of the expecting mother.

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    Nice ,.... Your suggestion is very good.
    thanks

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    You are absolutely right .... I will appreciate for about it.

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    Nice information.
    It really effective in case of Travel and pregnancy.

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    I think, it's not that you shouldn't travel during the first trimester, but nausea and fatigue can often make it uncomfortable. Miscarriages are also more likely to occur during the first trimester. you should be Travel pregnancy guide.

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    During the pregnancy if you wanna do travel then it is good for you because of you are getting something new. But make sure that you are less then 18 weeks pregnancy because after that you should keep more safety. You should avoid international travel during the pregnancy because of you may be not suitable their atmosphere. In the pregnancy you should avoid long travel as well as also avoid road travel.

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