Safety Of Traveling By Train For 32 Weeks Pregnant Women?
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In fact, there is no absolute prohibition for mothers who are 32 weeks pregnant to travel by train. Compared to the age of the womb that is still young (trimester 1), the age of your womb is actually more likely for you to travel some distance However, of course, you should not worry about the risk of danger. Excessive mobility when you travel far can increase your risk of experiencing pregnancy disorders, including early contractions, bleeding, and premature labor.
Without checking the condition of your pregnancy directly, of course we are not authorized to assess your eligibility for the trip. More precisely, you check your womb again to the obstetrician to be assessed, whether your condition or the fetus in your womb is indeed feasible to make the trip, or not. Also ask for a certificate from the doctor stating you and your fetus are in good health before traveling.
If the trip is inevitable, you can minimize the risk of pregnancy disorders with the following steps:
Only leave, if the doctor allows you to leave, don't force yourself
If possible, it is safer to use private vehicles, so that if something happens you can immediately stop traveling to go to the nearest health facility. By using a private vehicle as well, you can set a break, for example once an hour, so that your body is not too tired, blood flow is also smoother.
Before leaving, make sure you have enough food and drink. Bring provisions for your trip. And rest well enough. Wear comfortable clothes, not too narrow.
Choose the most comfortable sitting position, relieved, do not go against the direction of the vehicle, and close to the air circulation
Rest during your trip, while walking, stretching or lifting legs, changing sitting position, and eating and drinking to maintain your stamina
Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke and pollution
Be ready to look for information related to the nearest health facility where you can check your health if you experience complaints
Hope this helps ...