Traveling abroad for a last hurrah before your baby comes is often done. Do plan wisely to ensure a memorable trip.
Make sure you use safe drinking water. Bottled carbonated water is the safest to use when unsure about the tap water. Alternatively, you can also boil your tap water for 3 minutes. Remember that freezing does not kill bacteria so make sure you use ice from a safe water source.
Also, don’t drink out of glasses that have been washed in unboiled water. To help prevent common travel diarrhea, avoid fresh fruits and vegetables that have not been cooked or that you have not peeled yourself. Do not eat raw or undercooked meat and fish.
Before going, have your health care provider prescribe some nausea medication and antibiotics in the event that you get sick. 1000mg of Azithromycin (Z-pack) is the drug of choice in pregnancy if you get travel diarrhea. In order to avoid dehydration from the diarrhea, you can use over-the-counter Imodium that is felt to be safe to use.
Rehydrate yourself with coconut juice, Pedialyte and broth soups. Finally, toilets abroad will often not have any toilet paper so bring a small roll with you at all times!