A Pregnant Woman’s Guide to Camping in The Wild

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When you get pregnant, you will think that it will be impossible for you to enjoy outdoor activities like camping. Well, that should not always be the case. In fact, you can go camping even if you are already pregnant. However, you should take extra caution during the trip. Plus, you should also not forget about keeping yourself and your baby safe throughout the entire trip. Here are some of the tips that you should keep in mind:

  • Visit your doctor beforehand.

Before you leave for your trip, it is recommended that you schedule an appointment with your doctor. During your visit, bring a list of all the activities that you plan to do during the trip. In addition to that, you should also show your doctor the photo of the camping area so he can have an idea whether or not the trip is safe for you or not. You should also ask for a physical exam to determine if your baby can be able to survive the trip.

  • Camp near the restrooms.

We all know that one of the struggles that pregnant women have is the frequent visits to the restroom. This usually takes place during the six weeks to the first trimester. If you wish to avoid getting tired from running to the restroom every now and then, you should set up your camp in the area nearest to the restrooms. In addition to that, you should not forget to pack robe, slippers and flashlight for your midnight trips to the restrooms.

  • Keep yourself cool and hydrated.

Your number one enemy is heat when you are camping. Because of this, you need to find ways to deal with heat properly. Now that you know this, you should try to come prepared. Make sure that you bring ice with you. Place it in a chest so that it will not melt right away. In addition to this, you should also try to bring a portable fan with you.

  • Bring comfortable clothes.

If you wish to survive the camping trip, you should try to always prioritize comfort. To do this, bring clothes that will allow your skin to breathe. Opt for flowy and loose cotton dresses and clothes that will make you feel comfortable. You should also bring sensible footwear too.

Who says that pregnant women and camping can’t mix? Well, it is possible! You can go camping even if you are pregnant. Just make sure that you will follow some safety pregnant travel tips, like the ones that we have mentioned above. Rest assured, you will be able to enjoy the camping activity in the safest way possible!

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