1. Plan big trips well before the pregnancy
Trying to plan a pregnancy is nearly impossible. For couples who want to plan a big trip or visit multiple countries at once, trying to get pregnant needs to be off the table. Pregnancy can delay or hinder travel plans and restrict couples from certain activities.
2. Book refundable tickets
Couples who want to take the minor risk of planning travel while trying to get pregnant should book refundable flights and hotels. Couples should look for low or no cancel fees, if available. Refundable tickets allow couples to avoid a significant financial loss in case of a pregnancy.
3. Plan ahead
Instead of planning a trip for a year down the road, couples should look into booking flights that are sooner. Booking just 3-6 months ahead can ensure couples can still go on the trip even if the pregnancy occurs shortly after booking. Easygoing excursions can work well, but certain activities may be off-limits if couples are traveling while pregnant.
4. Buy travel insurance
In most cases, trips will be nonrefundable. Specific travel insurance can cover cancellation due to pregnancy. Travel insurance can also protect couples while abroad in case a person needs to see a doctor.
Consider travel method and destination
For couples who are planning a trip while trying to get pregnant, different factors must be considered depending on the travel method and destination. Couples should consider immunizations when visiting certain countries and drink bottled water to stay safe.
Planning a successful babymoon
Planning a vacation while trying to get pregnant can be emotionally rewarding for soon-to-be parents. Setting a realistic budget and carefully planning the trip beforehand can help couples avoid the many hazards of traveling while pregnant. For specific questions regarding pregnancy and travel, speak with a healthcare provider.