If you are like me and already living in maternity clothes, travelling is going to be a breeze. If not, I suggest travelling in something light and loose.
If you are flying in your third trimester, be aware that airlines do have restrictions in place. You will need a letter from your doctor or midwife outlining your due date, single or multiple pregnancies and the absence of any complications. It is common for airlines to not allow pregnant woman over 36 weeks to fly.
Pregnancy can definitely increase the appetite and there is nothing worse than being stuck on a long flight with not enough snacks on hand. If you are suffering from morning sickness you might be put off foods, so it is always safe to take some food that you can tolerate.
Certain airlines will offer priority seating when you’re pregnant but even if they don’t I’d recommend choosing an aisle seat. The last thing you want is to be next to the window on a full flight, unable to get up and move around/go to the bathroom if the person next to you is sleeping.
Pregnancy makes you tired so allow for some chill time once you reach your destination. Try to avoid booking flights that are in the middle of the night or very early in the morning.
It is easy to worry and stress about smaller things when pregnant (thanks hormones) and flying when pregnant can make you extra anxious. It is important to learn to relax when flying because babies in the womb are exposed to the mother’s well-being in general.