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Posted by: zaza | 2011/04/06

travelling @ 5 months of Pregnancy

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How safe is it for me to travel on a nine 900km drive whilst 5 months pregnant? will is suffer from oedema or backpain? your advice please.

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You may well have oedema and backache. It should not harm the baby though. It would be important to have frequent breaks to stretch your legs.

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Posted by: gynaedoc | 2011/04/12

You may well have oedema and backache. It should not harm the baby though. It would be important to have frequent breaks to stretch your legs.

Best wishes

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/04/06

Stop at least every 2 hours and walk around the car a bit.
The biggest risk is deep vein thrombosis from sitting in a cramped position for too long - but we have the same risk of this when sitting behind a desk all day at work.

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