On-the-Road Rest Stops

Keep these tips in mind if you're going on a road trip during your pregnancy.

Yeast infections are often a problem for pregnant travelers, especially in hot, humid places. Wear lightweight, loose cotton clothing over cotton underwear and always change out of a wet bathing suit immediately after going for a swim.

Since clean restrooms aren't always available, and you'll be in and out of the bathroom more than you ever dreamed possible, plan plenty of stops. Carry a roll of toilet paper in your purse (take the cardboard tube out and flatten it first) and wear clothing that's easy to get in and out of. (No overalls or jumpsuits that take forever to unbutton or unbuckle.)

Always keep a granola bar or crackers in your purse for emergency provisions if you feel faint or dizzy on your trip.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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