One of the main reasons I do not want to get pregnant is my fear that I might not be able to travel as much as I do now. That line may be too personal for some of you but I thought that it might strike a chord in some other women. Men might not really get it, but while being pregnant does not make one an invalid, it can get in the way of some things.
However, as many of my mom friends have told me, traveling does not necessarily have to be put off just because you are in the family way. It depends on the stage of the pregnancy, of course, but a pregnant woman can still go on a vacation under the right circumstances! It might mean a little more planning than normal but it is still possible.
So what should you do if you want to go on vacation and you are carrying a precious little baby inside you? First of all, you should consult with your doctor. This is the most important thing. Find out if your condition can weather a long car trip or an airplane ride. In most cases, doctors will agree to trips as long as the pregnancy is normal and the mother is not in the first or last trimester.
If you are flying, make sure that you check with the airline that you are going to take. Different airlines have different policies with regard to pregnant women. They might not allow you to board the plane if you are at a certain stage in your pregnancy as well.
The bottom line? You can still go most anywhere you want to. You just need to plan it out well.