Travel insurance tips for pregnant women

20 September 2011 15:22

Making sure you have the right travel insurance to cover you and your family can give you peace of mind when travelling.

Making sure you have the right travel insurance to cover you and your family can give you peace of mind when travelling.

Going on holiday when you are pregnant can be stressful, especially if you already have children and are trying to squeeze in a last minute family holiday before the new arrival makes an appearance.

Making sure you have the right travel insurance to cover you and your family can give you peace of mind when travelling. This can be anything from making sure you are covered should you have your baby when on holiday, through to covering the whole family for any flight delays or disruption.

Travel insurance specialists, World First Travel Insurance give the following five tips to making sure you get the right policy for your holiday.

Top tips for buying pregnancy travel insurance:

  1. Check that your transport provider will allow you to travel – both outward and return. Although your travel insurance may cover you, you might find that your airline or other transport provider has different terms when it comes to how many weeks pregnant you can be when you plan to travel.
  2. Get the right travel insurance policy for you and your family and read the small print. Make sure you will receive the right level of care should you be taken into hospital whilst on holiday. Don't assume you will receive treatment wherever you go, check to make sure you know what to expect.
  3. Make sure the whole family is covered with an annual family travel insurance policy. If you are taken ill or need to receive treatment, make sure the rest of your family is also covered if they need to cut their holiday short as a result of your situation.
  4. Be clear on what your policy covers you for and what is deemed to be reasonable and safe in your condition. It is easy to take part in activities when on holiday, but make sure you know what you can and can't do to avoid any complications if you need to make a claim.
  5. Find a travel insurance specialist to provide you with your travel insurance cover and make sure you give your insurance provider all of the details about your condition and that of your family. Shopping around on price comparison sites is a good starting point, but to be sure you are covered make sure you buy your policy direct from a travel insurance specialist.
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