You should never travel without travel insurance. Travel insurance can help to protect you against any potential costs, risks and stress, which is very important when you are carrying a baby. Before booking your holiday and taking out a travel insurance policy if you are travelling when pregnant, the best advice is to:
- Always consult with your doctor beforehand. They can help to talk you through the potential risks with your particular circumstances in mind.
- Check your airline, ferry operator or tour companies policy on pregnant travellers before any journey.
- Although pregnancy is not considered a pre-existing medical condition, it is important to declare your pregnancy to your travel insurance provider to check that you are covered for any pregnancy related issues, should they occur whilst you are away.
- If you find out that you are pregnant unexpectedly before a holiday and you have your travel insurance booked, you should get in touch with your travel insurance provider who may be able to alter your policy to cover your pregnancy.