during my recent trip to the land of Kangaroo,it taught me alot on how to handle during pregnancy. its not easy i tell you, but it worth try to survive.
here its goes:
1) think as positive as you could (and ur body allowed you)
yes u are pregnant and heavy inside out. but thinking in negative side isnt help either.so pull urself and stay calm and bright.read alot about travelling tips and get ur mental ready few weeks before the flight take off.
2) take ur prenatal as suggested
yes. i am well aware of my supplement intake during trip.becos i dun wanna cos trouble to others (especially hubby and MIL). i do consistently pop 'em.its helped in term of energy and strength i believe.
Comfy is the key word - right from head to toe to your handbag. ensure u r carrying the lightest and easiest bag u have.for me it was easier to carry back pack rather than sling bag. but i only brought (had) my sling bag.so had to live with it (becos my sling bag was taken as light and comfy too ;p )
4) long haul flight
its was (almost) killing me. i had no intuition on how essential compression socks was and what blocked my mind of not buying it earlier.for ur info normally airport pharmacy sell them.my feet was swollen and big after almost 9 hours of journey. yucksss.and it left some "residue" up until today.*sigh* walking around the plane did a little help, especially when u r sleepy and u have to rest.so the walk never walked ;p one thing for sure, sock up feet to keep them warm and never use the tight ones.you could try compression socks and tell me the different.
after touch down, dont straight away lie down.walk slowly, walk around, take ur shower and then only lay flat with feet up.
5) eat well
mostly fruits and fibre.never skip breakfast. trust me.it help alots. last time it was sweet cherry and mango season, so endless supplies of these besties will help.
6) well rest during slumber time.
after long walking/visiting of the day, trust me, u wont have anymore enerygy during night (or izzit only me?? =D). so take ur bath, take ur meal and rest.u'll find u recharged well the next morning.
i hope this helped.