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I am 34 weeks preg. Is it ok to travel by car 5 hours? I had a check up today and all looks good
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David Miller
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Should be
One issue to be careful of is blood clots in your legs.
For a 5-hour trip, you should make several stops to get out and walk around to help prevent this. However, you are likely gonna need several potty stops anyway so it might take care of itself. Support stockings might be a good idea to consider as well, if you're not already wearing them.

In brief: Should be
One issue to be careful of is blood clots in your legs.
For a 5-hour trip, you should make several stops to get out and walk around to help prevent this. However, you are likely gonna need several potty stops anyway so it might take care of itself. Support stockings might be a good idea to consider as well, if you're not already wearing them.
David Miller
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Agree...also try to curl your toes and try to work the muscles in your lower legs with isometrics which will improve your circulation while carbound.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Traveling pregnant
If your physician agrees that you are well which you stated, you should be ok to travel but stop mid way and walk about for 5 min.
This is to prevent blood clotts in your legs and to help your circulation.

In brief: Traveling pregnant
If your physician agrees that you are well which you stated, you should be ok to travel but stop mid way and walk about for 5 min.
This is to prevent blood clotts in your legs and to help your circulation.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Avoid if possible.
If this is an elective trip, avoid it.
If you must travel you should be ok if you take care to stay hydrated, comfortable and take frequent stops. Make sure you have obstetrical care within reach at all times.

In brief: Avoid if possible.
If this is an elective trip, avoid it.
If you must travel you should be ok if you take care to stay hydrated, comfortable and take frequent stops. Make sure you have obstetrical care within reach at all times.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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