Reproductive Travel Nurses

Written by Sierra Rein
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For most women, the second trimester of pregnancy is usually the safest time to fly or ride a train. After the first few months, the body becomes more adept at adjusting to external environmental changes like air pressure, cold, and long periods of inaction. However, there are times when it is dangerous for pregnant women to travel while unattended.

Every pregnancy has its risks, and giving birth in any location other than a hospital or a controlled home environment can be extremely dangerous. A reproductive travel nurse will know how to handle any emergency while on the road. She or he will know the process of setting up a clean and sterile birthing area and will be more likely to recognize warning signs of a premature or complicated birth.

This is particularly true when traveling in a foreign country. A reproductive travel nurse, especially one who speaks the native language, can be incredibly useful. She can be there to keep local hospital addresses in mind, monitor the types of foreign food offered to the mother-to-be, and be on hand to call for help in the event of an emergency.

Some Airlines Require Reproductive Travel Nurses for Pregnant Passengers

Many airlines have strict policies when it comes to pregnant women traveling by air. Most require a doctor's certificate when flying within four weeks of the due date, while others demand that a reproductive travel nurse accompany the pregnant woman beyond the 27th or 34th week marks. In addition, expectant mothers who are pregnant with twins or triplets (or who are in any possible danger of complications) would do well to hire a travel nurse during long air, car, or train rides.


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