Can you drive long distances when pregnant?
Pregnancy Travel: Road Trip
“The big problem is blood clots,” she says. “If you are in a car and driving long distances, get out and walk every few hours,” she says. “If you have been diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder, you may need special stockings to increase circulation and decrease your blood clot risk.”
Should you stop driving when heavily pregnant?
It’s absolutely fine to keep driving when you’re pregnant. That is, unless you’re feeling uncomfortable with nausea, too exhausted to concentrate or physically struggling to get behind the steering wheel.
Can you drive 9 months pregnant?
Risks of driving while pregnant
Nine and a half times out of 10, driving during pregnancy is totally fine. We’re pretty sure the world would grind to a complete halt, actually, if pregnancy were a disqualifier for getting behind the wheel.
How long can a pregnant woman ride in a car?
Try not to drive more than 5 to 6 hours per day. If you can, break your trip into several days with shorter drive times each day. During long drives, drink water, wear loose-fitting clothes and take breaks to get out of the car to walk around and stretch. And ask your provider if you should wear support stockings.
Can you take a road trip at 8 months pregnant?
“The best time for travel in a car is within the middle of the pregnancy – between 14 and 28 weeks,” Gaither recommends. Not only is the middle of the pregnancy when you’re likely going to be feeling the best, but it also carries a lower risk of any complications.
Can I still drive at 36 weeks pregnant?
The general answer is you never have to stop driving while pregnant. You can drive throughout your pregnancy as long as you are comfortable, can reach everything you need to in your car, and can comfortably and safely maneuver the car.
Can I travel by car at 32 weeks?
If you are without complications, traveling up to 36 weeks by car or air is acceptable as long as you are aware of the potential risks. Complications such as hypertension, preterm labor, and premature rupture of membranes often come without warning and can occur quickly requiring medical attention.