Travelling during pregnancy may also involve a long car drive, bus or train trip. Essentially, if you are going to be sitting in the one seat for several hours at a time, then similar precautions need to be taken to avoid developing a 'thrombosis' (similar to economy class syndrome).
You can drive at any time during pregnancy, assuming you are comfortable enough to fit behind the wheel. You may need to adjust the seat and steering column as your pregnancy progresses. Driving an automatic car with power steering will generally make it easier to drive when heavily pregnant (if possible).
It is now recognised and accepted that pregnant women should always wear seatbelts whilst travelling in a car, but most importantly that the belt is worn CORRECTLY. This means having the body sash between the breasts and as low as possible over the hips, not allowing the lap section of the belt to ride up in front of your belly. If a serious accident does occur, wearing a seatbelt in this way will make it less likely that you and your baby will be injured.
Some tips for going on a long trip can include: