Pregnancy Travel Essentials

Pregnancy Travel Essentials

Traveling while pregnant can be a bit of a headache. Needing your everyday comforts, going through the random aches and pains, and just being more tired can make a trip much harder on your body. That’s why I put together some of my favorite tips on traveling while pregnant, as well as links to all of my pregnancy travel essentials.

Stay Hydrated

Staying hydrated while pregnant is always important, but traveling can cause higher levels of dehydration. Be sure to keep a reusable water bottle with you at all times, and even add some electrolytes for optimal hydration. (I love these from Amazon.)

Bring plenty of healthy snacks

Another one that might seem obvious, but be sure to pack alllll the snacks! You just never know when you’re going to get hungry or need a little extra protein to stay full. I am loving gomacro bars for a clean grab and go protein option (the dark chocolate + almond are my favorite).

Keep it comfy with light layers

I don’t know about you, but I run hot when I’m pregnant. I always have to have a tank on under my clothes cause I can get warm in a second. Be sure to pack light layers (especially if you’re going to be active during your travels), so you can stay cool and comfy.

Wear support

There is one word I can’t say it enough of when thinking of staying comfortable during pregnancy… compression compression compression! I swear by pretty much anything from Bao Bei; their support bands and support bloomers specifically. I honestly wear both of these almost every day (especially in the 3rd trimester), for extra back support and just overall comfort throughout the day. But, they are probably my #1 pregnancy travel essential, and 100% worth the price! In addition to these, I would also recommend bringing a pair or two of compression socks to keep comfy during travel or if your up on your feet a lot.

Keep moving

Proper circulation is always important during pregnancy and travel. Make sure you’re getting up every 2 hours if you’re driving or flying. (This is also where those compression socks come into play to keep blood flow up when you’re sitting for long periods of time!) Simply stretch, go to the bathroom if you need to, or walk the isle of the plane. No one is watching you, so no need to feel self-conscious, mama.

Pack for a good night sleep

Sleeping while pregnant isn’t always easy, but there are a few things you can bring to help you get a better night sleep away from home. I have found taking a magnesium supplement and using magnesium lotion really helps! I like using 8 Sheep Organic lotion on my legs to help with cramping, and on my back just for aches and pains. In addition, if you’re particular about your support pillows, be sure to pack something to help you sleep, too. I know lots of people swear but the Babybub Maternity Pillow, but I find it a little *too* supportive for me. It is, however, small and packable, so it might be worth looking into for yourself! If you don’t have room to pack your own pillows, hotels and airbnbs usually have a bunch of pillows for you to make a little cocoon for your bump.

Let me know if you want anymore info on traveling while pregnant and I’d be happy to answer any questions! And, for more family & baby related tips, feel free to search the blog!

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