What to Bring, Wear, & Do: Traveling When Pregnant

traveling when pregnant

Hello from Dallas!

That’s right, DCT and I hopped the pond to the States to surprise my grandparents and are currently melting in the Texas summer heat.

Side question: How do people actually LIVE in this?? 😓😓😓

We’re here for the week to visit family and celebrate the coming of babyceetee with a babyshower 👶💙

If you’re not already, definitely come follow along through My Stories on Instagram for all the family shenanigans.

It’s been awhile since DCT and I have been on a trip. Our weekend getaway to Marseille was almost 3 months ago – to which I’m sure there’ll be some eye rolls {3 months? Woe is me, life is so hard}.

And I totally get it, but for travellers like us to not go anywhere for that long – not even a little day trip out of the city – makes us antsy.

So it’s nice to be away, and even nicer to be seeing familiar faces.

Even if it’s in sweltering hot Texas. {seriously though, how is this place even real?}

But enough about the heat, let’s talk about this outfit!

traveling when pregnant

traveling when pregnant

Get the Look

 

I wore this striped shirt dress for our flight back across the pond. Only difference is, IRL, I added leggings underneath for an added layer on the plane and to help blend in my oh-so-sexy flight socks {an essential if you’re flying preggers}.

Would you believe me if I told you these were my first true pair of nude ballet flats?

Well it’s true. I never cared to get a pair because I had this idea that they made me look old and matronly.

But I’m starting to think of fall and what that’ll mean for my style as a new mom. And these ballet flats caught my eye – perhaps because I’m subconsciously accepting that I’m becoming old and matronly 😂.

Top everything off with a tried but true denim jacket from Forever21 {some of their things do last! I’m also loving this embroidered version}, a lightweight scarf, and dark oversized sunglasses – I was ready for whatever this trip was going to throw at me….at least stylewise.

traveling when pregnant

traveling when pregnant

traveling when pregnant

I’ll admit I was a bit nervous for the journey.

I’m usually a pretty easy flyer, but with pregnancy horomones raging through me I wasn’t sure what to expect once in the air.

Turned out – not much of anything.

I’m happy to report it was a smooth ride from start to finish – I even got to indulge in a few flight perks.

Complimentary priority boarding? Don’t mind if I do…

Even so, one should always come prepared when traveling, especially on a long-haul journey such as ours.

So here are some quick tips for what to bring, wear, and do when traveling while pregnant.

B R I N G

As long as you’re on track for a healthy, non-complicated pregnancy you can travel by plane as late 36 weeks {32 weeks if you’re having multiples}.

However, it’s important to note that some airlines require a doctor’s note stating you are in fact “fit to fly” if you’re 28 weeks or more.

So along with your doctor’s note, some of your other carryon essentials should include:

  • A water bottle – it’s very important to stay hydrated
  • Snacks – for when the baby get’s hungry pangs
  • An eye mask – for a mid-flight snooze
  • Headphones – to listen to some sweet tunes, podcasts, audio books, or enjoy some in-flight entertainment
  • Tissue – for unexpected runny noses, it happens more often than you’d think!
  • Chapstick – stay moisturized, my friend!
  • Flight socks – to help blood circulating and decrease swelling – a must!

W E A R

When it comes to what to wear, I say keep to the same outfit formula for flying pregnant as you would flying not pregnant. Focus on light, breathable, easy to wear layers for both comfort and style.

A cotton dress/t-shirt and leggings + a lightweight jacket + a printed scarf + comfy shoes {preferably ones you can slip on and off} = Chic & comfy flying style 😉

Check out some outfit ideas below

 

D O

  • Give yourself extra time to get to your gate – I can’t imagine trying to rush through security and run to your gate with a baby in the belly 😨 I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
  • Drink loads of water.
  • Get up, walk around, and stretch every hour or so. {drinking loads of water will help with this as you’ll definitely have to pee 😁}
  • Book an aisle seat, so you’re not bothering your seat buddies with your constant up and down.
  • Request to board early, so you have extra time to get settled in

traveling when pregnant

So here’s to a relaxing week with family {even though I’m literally boiling}.

Again, be sure to follow along on InstaStories to see what we get up to.

Thanks for reading!

Peace, love, and all the good stuff…


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  • Suzie Readnour Crosby

    You look so adorable!! I can sympathize with your complaints of the heat! Down here in San Antonio, we’re melting! And we’re NOT pregnant!! Love ya!