How I Overcame My Fear of Travel While Pregnant
When I got pregnant, I thought that this will be the end of my travels and I’ll be in hiatus until such time that I can leave my baby for a few days. Admittedly, the first few weeks of my pregnancy was no fun at all. I experienced those nauseous feeling that I read only on books and articles. Oftentimes, I’d feel wasted that it was a relief to know that it’s 10 o’clock at night and its time to sleep. My days were spent feeling bad for myself and the thought of going out was enough to keep me in bed, lying down and feeling worse.
Reading about pregnancy and trying to make sense of it all was one of the few things that reassured me that this was all normal and that soon, I will be better. I entered my second trimester, feeling hopeful and looking forward to better days ahead.
And It Did!
Incidentally, throughout my second trimester, my husband and I had plans and tickets booked ahead of us — this were planned months ago before I got pregnant. So the option of cancelling all our plans was not really considered, since I myself was excited and had been looking forward to it. Exaggerating as it may seem, I braced myself for the inevitable. I surfed through the net and searched endlessly for ways to make my travel experience as comfortable and hassle-free as possible. To be honest, the first few days of planning was filled with worries and doubts. I find myself, again, wishing for the trip to be done and over with so that I can continue to feel bad again. IT WAS NOT MY FAVORITE PLACE TO BE IN, I tell you. I’d feel nauseous just thinking about the trip that we’re about to have.
Funnily enough, my biggest reassurance was that from my doctor. She was able to share with me her personal stories of traveling while pregnant, and it gave me the much-needed reassurance that I’ve been looking for. And that was to ENJOY and be EXTRA CAREFUL.
Needless to say, I found some amazing things to note when one should decide to still travel while pregnant. This were pretty simple and very straight forward that up until now, I find myself looking for more adventure while growing this little bundle of joy inside me.
Being a soon-to-be-mom has opened my eyes on the necessity of keeping safe and healthy while on the road and doing what I love most. So cheers to all moms and moms-to-be out there who still continue to travel!
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