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Note: all detail are given for information only, monitoring and prescription are required to undertake a long journey. (2011 - 2012)

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Other travelers are one of your best sources of travel information. Contact them and ask their advice. Si vous partez à l’étranger, il est vivement conseillé de souscrire une assurance maladie et de rapatriement bien adaptée au pays. Pensez aussi à emporter votre dossier médical et votre carte de rhésus sanguin.

Changes in menstruation
When traveling, women may either present a delay or absence of menstruation, or instead be faced with unexpected bleeding in mid cycle. There can be many causes and usually there is no need to be alarmed. In order not to be caught off guard, keep some sanitary napkins and tampons at hand. When traveling, bring a supply of tampons and napkins. In general, they are difficult to find and can be expensive. In Southeast Asia, you will find signs at the entrance to religious places asking women to refrain from entering if they have their periods.
Contraception and travel
If you use oral contraceptives, bring in an amount sufficient for the journey and be sure to take a pill every 24 hours. Do not be misled by timezones. Take the package insert with the pharmacological name because the brand name may vary in other countries. By plane, on long-haul flights, take your pills with you, because your bag will be inaccessible before arrival. The effectiveness of your control pill may decrease in case of diarrhea, vomiting or taking certain antibiotics. Then consider using other complementary methods of contraception, such as condoms.

Hygiene and genitourinary infections
Always bring a supply of toilet paper. In some parts of the world, this paper is very rare or too harsh. In parts of Asia or Africa, you find near the toilet a pitcher of water in lieu of toilet paper. If you're prone to vaginal infections, you'll be particularly vulnerable in hot and humid climates.
Before leaving your doctor will inform you about the symptoms and prescribe appropriate treatment. Wear underwear with cotton that are further and choose a skirt rather than trousers.
Way of dressing
In some countries, customs based on religious or moral beliefs have a significant impact on the female attire. If you openly transgress these rules would be considered irreverent and might put you at risk. Try to dress simply respecting the highest traditions of the country traversed.

There are chances that you stare openly. Be Aware. In countries where your appearance is very different from everyone else, neither men nor women seek to hide their curiosity.

Traveling while pregnant

During pregnancy, it is of course possible to travel inasmuch as you take certain precautions. In general, avoid excessively long journeys, especially at the beginning and at the end of pregnancy.

If your pregnancy goes smoothly and especially if your doctor does not see any contraindication to travel, the best time to travel is the second trimester of pregnancy. Before, the risk of miscarriage can be increased and after, the risk of preterm delivery is increased. However, be careful not to overestimate! You are heading for fatigue more easily. For long distances, the doctor's advice is essential. Before leaving, planning a full obstetrical examination recorded in the book of pregnancy with reference to the results of the analyzes.
Travel abroad
Some destinations are not recommended. In fact, some vaccines are banned or are to be avoided (DT polio, yellow fever, cholera, rubella, ...) during pregnancy. Do not hesitate to talk with your doctor. Malarious countries are also prohibited. Malaria is much more severe in pregnant women. Protection against this disease is absolutely essential, but the prescription of some of these treatments is cons-indicated in pregnant women.
Long car journeys are possible?
The major risks of a long drive are contractions due to vibrations. You must remain reasonable to do, so it is necessary and do not make too long distances. Stop frequently to take a break. The law requires you to wear a seat belt, even during pregnancy. Attach it as low as possible under the belly. The diagonal band must cross the chest between the breasts and go over the belly. Thus attached, you're safe. Do not worry, the belt does not hurt your baby.

Travel on a train
Because no serious health risk and no special precautions must be observed, the train is a means of transport widely recommended for pregnant or traveling with a child. Traveling by train can be restful.

Travel by plane or boat are they safe?

Air travel poses no risk of preterm delivery. However, most airlines do not allow pregnant women more than 8 months. Please check with your company if you intend to fly. The risk of deep vein thrombosis is increased during pregnancy and avoid sitting for long stay without moving. For long flights, get up to walk regularly. As for the boat, there is no specific contraindication, however, it seems wiser to avoid boarding after the eighth month of pregnancy. It is also useful to consult your doctor.
Latest advice
Do not forget to take special dressings for blisters: even if your shoes are as comfortable as slippers, pregnancy can cause swollen feet and ... promote friction and blisters.

Pregnancy and sun
Be careful, the sun can be dangerous. The increase in hormones during pregnancy can weaken the skin. Many pregnant women find that their skin is more sensitive during these nine months, and they are more easily sunburn. The major risk is Chloasma (the medical name of the "mask of pregnancy"). It is a hyper-pigmentation of the skin located on the forehead, cheeks and upper lip evoking a "wolf" carnival. Do not worry too much anyway if you spend an afternoon rest in the sun, but beware of heatstroke!

The diet
Some diseases transmitted through food or water are particularly severe during pregnancy (toxoplasmosis, hepatitis A and E, listeriosis among others). Thus, traveller pregnant requires some obvious precautions but it is important to remember. Keep up a well-balanced diet to give your unborn baby calcium, iron and vitamins. In your tummy, unborn baby eats the same things as you! It is therefore essential to avoid deficiencies. Do not eat raw fruits and vegetables to avoid turista. Drink only bottled water
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