Conseils Pratiques

Transport

I would like to travel, what method of transport should I use?

Car: Traveling by car is not contraindicated. Be careful during long trips about the risk of premature labor.

Practical advice:

  • During a long journey, plan regular breaks
  • Fasten your seatbelt

The train is preferable for long distances.

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Should you have a problem

Call the Children’s Hospital immediately if:

  • Your cast breaks, hurts or irritates your skin, smells bad or has become too big (the limb moves inside).
  • You can feel the cast pressing against a part of the limb, or a small object has become stuck in the cast.
  • You continue to experience strong pain even though you’ve raised the fractured limb (see drawing) and taken the prescribed painkillers.
  • You can’t move your fingers or toes anymore, or they prickle, are swollen, cold or blue or white (they should be pink-coloured).

Diarrhea

I am suffering from diarrhea and/or vomiting, what should I do?

Gastroenteritis, "gastric flu", typically lasts 24-72 hours.
It is mainly caused by viruses.

These viruses are mostly not dangerous to the fetus, but you can consult your family physician.

Practical advice:

  • Drink lots of fluids (water, herbal tea, broth)
  • Eat rice/carrots/bananas

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Heartburn

I have heartburn and acidity, what should I do?

Heartburn or acidity is due to a hormone (progesterone) that relaxes the opening of the stomach, allowing the gastric juices to go back up. In addition, the growth of the uterus pushes on the stomach, thus encouraging gastric acid reflux.

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