Pregnant mothers want to spend a restful holiday with their spouses before the birth, but they are worried that holiday conditions will harm their babies. We are also interested in “Pregnancy and Holiday tak issues Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Op. Dr. Murat Taşdemir.
: Is there any harm in expecting mothers to go on holiday?
Kiss. Dr. Contact Murat directly Considering the tiring period after birth and closing the mother home for a while, we can say that pregnancy is the last chance for a beautiful holiday. However, expectant mothers should avoid long-term trips in the last two months of pregnancy. For other times, the expectant mother should first speak to her doctor and get approval.
: What are the points that should be taken into consideration when choosing a holiday place?
Kiss. Dr. Contact Murat directly You need to be quite careful about it. Extremely hot and high altitude areas are not suitable for expectant mothers. If you plan to go abroad, you should avoid traveling to less developed countries. This is because both the inadequacy of medical facilities in this country and microbial diseases such as malaria (malaria), which are common in this country, affect pregnancy negatively.
: What are the problems and precautions that may be faced by expectant mothers?
Kiss. Dr. Contact Murat directly Microbial diarrhea is one of the most common problems in people traveling. Diarrhea leads to excessive fluid loss. This situation adversely affects the health of the mothers and the blood flow from the mothers to the baby and adversely affects the developing baby. Pregnant women are advised to use antibiotics to prevent diarrhea when traveling. When diarrhea occurs in mothers, it is necessary to take plenty of fluids and use antibiotics in consultation with the physician.
: What are the points to be considered about feeding during holiday due to this risk?
Kiss. Dr. Contact Murat directly Particular attention should be paid to the drinking water during the trip, only drinks sold in closed boxes, drinks should not be added to the ice. Consumption of salads, undercooked meat and mayonnaise products should be avoided. You should eat regularly for yourself and your baby. Especially if you go to hot areas, take plenty of liquid. Because ice patterns are made from mains water in many places, consume drinks without ice. Your diet rich in fiber prevents constipation.
: What are the other important points to consider during the holidays?
Kiss. Dr. Contact Murat directly First of all, the health institutions and their capacities should be determined. You must specify the telephone numbers you can contact in case of emergency. You should also have your blood type, medications you use, allergic reactions and medical information about your pregnancy and the telephone numbers available to your doctor.
: Which holiday can be risky for mothers?
Kiss. Dr. Contact Murat directly Pregnant women with a history of miscarriage, cervical insufficiency, a history of ectopic pregnancy, premature birth, vaginal bleeding, risk of miscarriage, multiple pregnancy, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and other organ systems should avoid traveling abroad and especially to remote places.
: Are car and plane trips at any risk to the expectant mother?
Kiss. Dr. Contact Murat directly Select the seat that you can relax during your journey by car, if necessary, support your back and neck with a pillow and fasten your seat belt. Your safety belt should be loose enough so that it does not tighten your stomach. Take a long journey and stop by for an hour. Have light and nutritious foods that you can snack on when you're out there and drinks such as water and fruit juice. Do not postpone going to the toilet during the journey, this can cause urinary tract infections.
Many airlines allow flights up to the 36th week. However, in the last 3 months of pregnancy, it is not recommended unless it is compulsory to travel for more than 4 hours. Be sure to take plenty of fluids, especially on long journeys, get up every half hour and walk around and move your legs frequently. If possible, sit on a seat in the plane-wing section and on the corridor lighthouse where you can comfortably get up. Always keep your seat belt fastened during the entire flight.
: Are there any situations where a doctor should be consulted immediately during the journey?
Kiss. Dr. Contact Murat directly Vaginal bleeding, severe abdominal pain, excessive vomiting, swelling in the body, severe headache, diarrhea, fever, and decrease in baby's movements is necessary to consult a doctor.