FUERTEVENTURA & TRAVELLING PREGNANT

Kljub temu, da ne živimo več vsi pod isto streho, smo se še vedno trudili ohranjati tradicijo, da gremo enkrat na leto vsi skupaj na družinski dopust. Nas pet. Ker se nam pa poleti pridruži nov član, je bilo jasno da bo to pomenilo precejšnje spremembe. Slednje je atija očitno vzpodbudilo, da je zorganiziral še zadnji old school družinski izlet in glede na letni čas se zaradi smešno ugodnih letalskih kart trenutno splača obiskati Kanarske otoke. Tako smo obiskali Fuerteventuro, ki je zame bil še tretji izmed otokov, ki sem jih obiskala. Prvi je bil Gran Canaria, drugi pa Tenerife preteklo poletje. Čeprav je Fuerteventura znatno manj poseljena in urbana v primerjavi z omenjenima dvema, ima daleč najlepše plaže. Ne samo lepe, tudi zelo raznolike. Našel si plaže z belim peskom in azurnim morjem…

Že par kilometrov proč pa si lahko poležaval na črnem pesku vulkanskih plaž.

Na večini plaž najdeš take suhe pogreznjene ‘bazenčke’, ki so jih ljudje ogradili s kamenjem, kamor se na plaži vležeš in se na tak način presenetljivo dobro izogneš vetru.

Kljub temu, da je otok vse prej kot kozmopolitanski, se na njem najde ogromno luškanih kavarnic in slaščičarn.

Zanimiv pa je bil tudi obisk lokalne tržnice, kjer ‘na ulici’ prodajajo ročno delane izdelke. Naleteli smo tudi na slikarko, ki je izdelovala tatuje s kano.

Najvišji vrh ne presega niti 1000m nadmorske višine, kljub temu pa je na otoku veliko točk, ki ponujajo čudovite razglede na okoliško gorovje in plaže.

Kljub temu, da sama nisem imela občutka, da sem zaradi nosečnosti kakorkoli omejena, sem preventivno poguglala, predvsem kako je s potovanji z letalom in me je razveselilo dejstvo, da je drugo trimesečje pravzaprav najbolj primerno za potovanja.

Razen tega, da tokrat nisem mogla degustirat lokalne sangrije ali sprejeti šampanjca od lastnika slovenske restavracije, nisem sploh imela občutka, da bi bilo karkoli drugače. Mogoče so me moji malo držali nazaj in mi nabrisali kanček pameti v glavo, ko sem se želela peljati s štirikolesniki ali jahati konja – saj ne rečem, da bi bilo pri tem kaj narobe, ampak zakaj tvegati. Sicer pa se mi zdi, da sem imela teden časa dovolj, da podam par smernic glede potovanja v nosečnosti:

  • zmerno si razporedi dnevne aktivnosti, ker pač hitro postaneš utrujen ter lačen in je smiselno umestit kaki odmor za kavico (in hrano seveda) po vsakem ‘podvigu’
  • izkoristiti wc kjerkoli ga najdeš, ker se lahko hitro znajdeš v nehvaležni situaciji, ko sredi puščave iščeš grm za katerega bi lahko počepnil, preden ti raznese mehur (preverjeno)
  • nikamor ne pojdi brez hrane, ker se zna zgodit, da zaradi ‘urnika’ (in normalnega metabolizma) drugih sopotnikov ne moreš takoj priti do hrane (ali pa oni ne razumejo kako si lahko že lačen, če si jedel pred dvema urama), kombinacija lačne punce in pomanjkanja hrane pa se nikoli ne konča dobro
  • poskrbi, da se dovolj naspiš, sicer imaš pokvarjen cel dan
  • upoštevaj to pri izbiri destinacije – dolžina našega leta je bila štiri ure, pred tem pa še šest ur vožnje v avtu do letališča in zaradi vpliva nosečnosti na hrbtenico in križ, se mi ne bi zdelo pametno izbirati daljše destinacije
  • upoštevaj to pri izbiri sopotnikov – moja družina se je bila pripravljena prilagajati in tudi sicer so naši izleti precej čilerski in četudi težko zavrnem kakršenkoli izlet ali potovanje, bi bilo nesmiselno sedaj oditi na kakšnen roadtrip, ki vključuje dnevno osem ur vožnje in adrenalinske športe
  • spij dovolj vode – dehidracija ni okej, v takšnem stanju pa še toliko manj, saj lahko povzroči resnejše težave oziroma zaplete

to pa je načeloma to. Dejansko se bi mi zdelo škoda, da bi kdo zaradi nosečnosti izpustil kakšno potovanje ali izlet, saj je popolnoma izvedljivo in prav zaradi slednjega mi bo to potovanje ostalo v toliko bolj posebnem spominu.

Adrijana

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Fuerteventura was my third Canarian island that I’ve visited after Gran Canaria and Tenerife. I have to say, Fuerteventura has the most beautiful beaches of the three.

This was kinda our last as-we-know-it family trip since I probably won’t be able to join them on these kinds of trips anymore when my baby comes – or we will have to change those traditional 5-members trips to a newly widened family, bottom line the family dynamics is definitely going to change and things just won’t be the same after this baby comes – which isn’t bad but it just gave us a reason to squeeze in that last old school family trip.

I rarely take no for an answer and am very much a ‘yes’ person, so since this pregnancy was unexpected, I wouldn’t want to miss this for the world. However, I googled safety precautions regarding travelling while pregnant. I was happy to find out that the second trimester is the most optimal for travelling.

Obviously, these weren’t the vacations where I would sip on the Spanish sangria and I’ll admit, it took me a few moments to accept the fact that it’s probably not the smartest idea to go horseback riding or driving through the desert with a four wheeler but you can definitely enjoy your vacation just as much as you would in your ‘normal state’. One week was enough for me to come up with a few guidelines regarding travelling while pregnant, mostly based on my own experience:

  • plan your activities wisely and be moderate since you get tired quicker and easily and it’s best to take a coffee break (and a snack of course) after every activity
  • use the toilet wherever you can while you still have it at reach cause you can easily find yourself in a situation where you’re looking for a bush in a middle of the desert so you can squat before your bladder explodes
  • don’t leave anywhere without food, cause other passengers won’t understand how it’s possible for you to be hungry just one or two hours after your previous meal and it’s self-explanatory that a hungry pregnant girl and no food at hands reach is never a good combination
  • make sure you get enough sleep during the night so you won’t be grumpy during the day
  • consider your pregnancy while choosing the destination – five hours of flight is maximum considering pregnancy has some toll on your back
  • also, consider it with your passengers – it was okay for me to travel with my family and even though I hate to say no and pass on opportunities it would probably not be best for me to opt for a roadtrip which includes 8 hours drive a day and extreme sports
  • drink enough water – dehydration is not okay in any case, especially not during your pregnancy cause it can because some serious complications

That’s basically it. It would actually be a waste to miss on a trip just because of your pregnancy since it’s totally doable and honestly, this pregnancy made this trip even that much more special. Feeling the kicks, swimming in the ocean, the inside jokes about me being pregnant and interacting with the baby including the whole family. And as an additional plus, we also got to spent my Dad’s Birthday there.

Moments like these are just too precious to let pass by.

Adrijana

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