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25 weeks pregnant hiking a 7-hour circuit in South Africa

I’ve flown internationally on countless flights during the first, second, and trimesters in pregnancy (three separate pregnancies).  Traveling while pregnant is completely safe in a normal and healthy pregnancy at any time, although it is advisable to stay grounded and close to ground in the third trimester after 34 weeks or so once you are nearing full term (37 weeks).  It is always advisable to consult with your doctor or midwife and discuss your travel plans and your specific condition to ensure travel is appropriate for you.  If this is the first baby you are expecting, don’t shy away from taking this opportunity to enjoy travel with your partner, because once baby is born travel, along with everything else, will change.

There are tons of great resources online regarding pregnancy in general.  I found the following online sites to be great resources for pregnancy and childbirth in general, and I found it easy to find information through Google, of course.

PREGNANCY TRAVEL HEALTH

Mayo Clinic: Air travel during pregnancy

Center for Disease Control: New Recommendations for Mefloquine Use in Pregnancy

GENERAL PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH

Natural Pregnancy & Natural Childbirth 

Medical questions regarding pregnancy (WebMD) 

What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the classic pregnancy book bible online)

Pregnancy week-by-week snapshots

Hypnobirthing

Hypnobabies Home Study Course (Book/ Study Guide/ CDs)

Pregnancy Journal journal (Book/ Journal)

NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY

Midwifery Today: Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnancy and the vegan diet

What To Expect: Eating Vegetarian and Vegan During Pregnancy 

Eating for Pregnancy: The Essential Nutrition Guide and Cookbook for Mothers-to-be (book)

The Vegetarian Mother’s Cookbook: Whole Foods to Nourish Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women- and Their Families (book)

The 100 Healthiest Foods to Eat During Pregnancy (book)

Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide (book)

ORGANIC PREGNANCY

The Complete Organic Pregnancy (book)

Raising Baby Green: The Earth-Friendly Guide to Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Baby Care (book)

The Whole Pregnancy Handbook: An Obstetrician’s Guide to Integrating Conventional and Alternative Medicine Before, During, and After Pregnancy (book)

Your Non-Toxic Pregnancy (book)

PRENATAL EXERCISE

Prenatal Yoga with Shiva Rea (DVD)

Summer Sanders’ Prenatal Workout (DVD)

Dr. Christine Anderson’s Dynamic Prenatal Yoga (DVD)

Pilates During Pregnancy (DVD)

The Perfect Pregnancy Workout (DVD)

Maternal Fitness: Preparing for a Healthy Pregnancy, an Easier Labor, and a Quick Recovery (Book)

POSTNATAL EXERCISE

Fit Pregnancy: Postnatal Exercises

Fit Pregnancy: Squeeze in a Quickie Workout

Belly Beautiful Workout (DVD)

Lindsay Brin’s Postnatal Boot Camp with Moms into Fitness (DVD)

Shiva Rea: Postnatal Exercise (DVD)

Postnatal Rescue (DVD)

Is there another reputable site that you think would be useful to include here?  Are you a blogger blogging on the topic of pregnancy or birthing?  Email me and I’d be happy to take a look, make sure it’s relevant for my readers, and include a link here.

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