Wednesday, November 02, 2005
For all of you Pregnancy Weekly subscribers - did you know that they have launched with a new newsletter? Pregnancy Tips! Geared toward your week of pregnancy - they cover short tips on the dos and donts of pregnancy. Here is an example of the newsletter: Hi Kat, There are additional safety issues to consider when traveling during your pregnancy, especially when flying. Most airlines will allow you to travel through your eighth month, and the ninth month with a doctors written permission. Check with your health care provider the week before you travel and keep the following safety issues in mind when traveling during your pregnancy: Deep vein thrombosis - This is when the blood clots in a deep leg vein. Complications occur when a clot breaks away from the wall of the vein to which it is attached and travels through the blood stream to the heart or lungs. Wear support hose while in flight and walk around as much as possible to promote circulation. Airplane Seat belts - Be sure to wear the airplanes seat belt low across your hips and not over your abdomen as this may increase pressure on the baby and cause harm. Good hydration - Bring plenty of water to drink. The low humidity in airplane cabins have a dehydrating effect. Getting plenty of fluids may also reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis. Not a Pregnancy Weekly member? Click Here to sign up!