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Most ladies have inhibitions about travelling while pregnant. Especially if its their first pregnancy. The fear of unknown - the journey in itself, the new place we are travelling to, unsure of the medical and hygiene factors there, etc. All the fears of travelling of the mum to be are because she doesn't want to take chances with her unborn baby. 

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Sometimes the doctor might advise not to travel. I had a low lying placenta at my 12 weeks scan and the doctor told me to not travel i.e by any mode of transport till the placenta got up. 

In early pregnancy ( till 12 weeks )  jerks can be dangerous so it is advised to keep that risk to minimum. To be cautious of travelling by bus or car on bumpy roads or best avoided. Most airlines ask for a fit to travel certificate post 32 weeks. Train travel is the smoothest of all. 

Having said that most ladies don't know they are pregnant until 5 or 6 weeks. So they just go about their life the usual way. I myself took 2 flights including 1 long haul flight from UK to India and made numerous train journeys in the first month of my pregnancy. I had no symptoms until week 5 and sometimes got my period a few days late, so. 

At my 20 weeks scan the placenta had moved up so my doctor lifted the travel restrictions. I was happy to finally not be bound but as a first time mum to be i had so many fears - i just didn't know how travelling will be.  Hoped my body wouldn't behave in some weird way. Anyways i had loads of advice from family, friends and the doc so i am sharing it all here, including my personal experience from my first travel at 23 weeks that happened to be on a long haul flight!!!!

1. Before planning any travel make sure you get a green signal from your doc. My pregnancy was an unplanned surprise. My husband and I like absolute nerds didn't know anything about being pregnant and what all it involved. I had heard from the ladies in my family to be careful and not travel the first 12 weeks thats it. In our oblivion we booked our flight to the UK from India and a holiday in Italy and Switzerland. Only to be told by the doc at the 12 weeks scan that i have low lying placenta and not fit to travel till it goes up which we will only find out at our 20 weeks scan!!!! Bummer!!! The flights had no policy for cancellation due to pregnancy so we ended up taking that hit. Luckily Airbnb was very cooperative and we were able to cancel our accommodations for 0 cost after providing a doctors certificate to Airbnb.

2. Carry a copy of your prenatal records including ultrasound in your hand luggage. 

3. Take all your prenatal medicines with you. Keep travel portions in your hand luggage so your medicine routine is not disturbed because of travelling. 

4. Research well on the hygiene, sanitary and medical facilities of the place you are travelling to. So you are well prepared. In general drink packaged water, don't eat raw cut fruits or vegetables and be careful with using toilets. 

5. Wear easy breezy loose clothes and comfy shoes. Like my loose shirt dress and flats. Keep easy layers in your carry on bag because flights can be cold. I kept a pair of leggings and a cardigan. 

6. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the journey. Keep sipping on that water. 

7. Every hour or so take a walk inside the flight / train. Stop the car and walk a bit if travelling by car. This one is super important for long haul flights or when travelling long distance by train or car or bus. Walking keeps your blood circulation moving and prevents clots. 

8. Eat something every couple of hours. Bring your snacks, don’t just depend on the flight food and beverage service. 

9. Get yourself pregnancy stockings and wear them on long haul flights. They prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis ( Dvt ) a sort of a clot that can form due to sitting for prolonged periods. Walking helps too.

10. Do not hesitate to ask for help. Be it for lifting your luggage or anything. People are super kind and helpful, actually more than we expect most times. 

11. Don’t go through the glass cabin like detectors. There wasn’t one at Delhi airport but London Heathrow and Birmingham airport have ones in place. Ask the security to search you physically. 

12. Take the aisle seat in the flight - helps with frequent trips to the toilet.

13. Being on a cruise or ship can make / add to your nausea so best avoided unless you are a pro. 

14. Be confident that you can do it you are only pregnant not sick. This is the most important. Be cautious and listen to your body. Follow the safety measure advised by the doctor but also remember the more normal you take yourself and your pregnancy the easier it will be. Don't let people get you - sometimes the mothers and aunties are too much.

Love 
Chichi

Tips on travelling while pregnant


Most ladies have inhibitions about travelling while pregnant. Especially if its their first pregnancy. The fear of unknown - the journey in itself, the new place we are travelling to, unsure of the medical and hygiene factors there, etc. All the fears of travelling of the mum to be are because she doesn't want to take chances with her unborn baby. 

tips on travelling while pregnant, airport look, pregnant airport look, what to wear on long haul flight, wear when travelling while pregnant, british blog, london blog, indian blogger

tips on travelling while pregnant, airport look, pregnant airport look, what to wear on long haul flight, wear when travelling while pregnant, british blog, london blog, indian blogger


Sometimes the doctor might advise not to travel. I had a low lying placenta at my 12 weeks scan and the doctor told me to not travel i.e by any mode of transport till the placenta got up. 

In early pregnancy ( till 12 weeks )  jerks can be dangerous so it is advised to keep that risk to minimum. To be cautious of travelling by bus or car on bumpy roads or best avoided. Most airlines ask for a fit to travel certificate post 32 weeks. Train travel is the smoothest of all. 

Having said that most ladies don't know they are pregnant until 5 or 6 weeks. So they just go about their life the usual way. I myself took 2 flights including 1 long haul flight from UK to India and made numerous train journeys in the first month of my pregnancy. I had no symptoms until week 5 and sometimes got my period a few days late, so. 

At my 20 weeks scan the placenta had moved up so my doctor lifted the travel restrictions. I was happy to finally not be bound but as a first time mum to be i had so many fears - i just didn't know how travelling will be.  Hoped my body wouldn't behave in some weird way. Anyways i had loads of advice from family, friends and the doc so i am sharing it all here, including my personal experience from my first travel at 23 weeks that happened to be on a long haul flight!!!!

1. Before planning any travel make sure you get a green signal from your doc. My pregnancy was an unplanned surprise. My husband and I like absolute nerds didn't know anything about being pregnant and what all it involved. I had heard from the ladies in my family to be careful and not travel the first 12 weeks thats it. In our oblivion we booked our flight to the UK from India and a holiday in Italy and Switzerland. Only to be told by the doc at the 12 weeks scan that i have low lying placenta and not fit to travel till it goes up which we will only find out at our 20 weeks scan!!!! Bummer!!! The flights had no policy for cancellation due to pregnancy so we ended up taking that hit. Luckily Airbnb was very cooperative and we were able to cancel our accommodations for 0 cost after providing a doctors certificate to Airbnb.

2. Carry a copy of your prenatal records including ultrasound in your hand luggage. 

3. Take all your prenatal medicines with you. Keep travel portions in your hand luggage so your medicine routine is not disturbed because of travelling. 

4. Research well on the hygiene, sanitary and medical facilities of the place you are travelling to. So you are well prepared. In general drink packaged water, don't eat raw cut fruits or vegetables and be careful with using toilets. 

5. Wear easy breezy loose clothes and comfy shoes. Like my loose shirt dress and flats. Keep easy layers in your carry on bag because flights can be cold. I kept a pair of leggings and a cardigan. 

6. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the journey. Keep sipping on that water. 

7. Every hour or so take a walk inside the flight / train. Stop the car and walk a bit if travelling by car. This one is super important for long haul flights or when travelling long distance by train or car or bus. Walking keeps your blood circulation moving and prevents clots. 

8. Eat something every couple of hours. Bring your snacks, don’t just depend on the flight food and beverage service. 

9. Get yourself pregnancy stockings and wear them on long haul flights. They prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis ( Dvt ) a sort of a clot that can form due to sitting for prolonged periods. Walking helps too.

10. Do not hesitate to ask for help. Be it for lifting your luggage or anything. People are super kind and helpful, actually more than we expect most times. 

11. Don’t go through the glass cabin like detectors. There wasn’t one at Delhi airport but London Heathrow and Birmingham airport have ones in place. Ask the security to search you physically. 

12. Take the aisle seat in the flight - helps with frequent trips to the toilet.

13. Being on a cruise or ship can make / add to your nausea so best avoided unless you are a pro. 

14. Be confident that you can do it you are only pregnant not sick. This is the most important. Be cautious and listen to your body. Follow the safety measure advised by the doctor but also remember the more normal you take yourself and your pregnancy the easier it will be. Don't let people get you - sometimes the mothers and aunties are too much.

Love 
Chichi


Learning anything just for the hell of it doesn't sound like a lot of fun for a lot of us. But maybe languages can be the exception to that? Because learning a language isn't just about learning a load of new words and how to put them together, it's about finding out more about other cultures and ways of living as well. Here are some benefits of learning a language that you might not have thought about.

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Work

Just the fact that you've taken the time to learn a second language can be an amazing career boost. Think about it; if you learn a language you are dedicating time to improving yourself, great at organising, able to take on new ideas, and clearly are a multitasker. According to Benny from www.fluentin3months.com, a second language on your CV opens doors; even if the job you go for doesn't actually need you to speak that second language!

Mind

If you can organise your work, social life, spending time with your family, and all the other stuff you do in your life at the same time as learning a new language, people will be envious of your organisation skills. And it's good for your mind; it's basically like giving your brain a good workout. If nothing else, learning a second language is going to do amazing things for memory!

Experience

Going on holiday? How much better is it going to be if you're going somewhere you can speak your second language in? Imagine browsing through websites like www.french-podcasts.com, and next thing you know, you’re sitting in a cafe in Paris ordering coffee and croissants in French instead of having to say it in English? The whole experience will be better just for speaking French. You'll be able to find your way around easier, read signs in shops or on posters without having to translate anything, and get to see the real, actual France. Why wouldn't you want that?

Entertainment

Ever browsed Netflix and thought about how many films or shows you might be missing out on because they're in other languages? Learning a second language helps with that too! Even if you start out with English subtitles. Imagine how many series there are just waiting for you to binge watch? And it's the same for online. How many Instagrams do you follow where you just look at the images and don't read what they say because it's in another language?

Open-minded

When we get to see the world only through our press and media, it's pretty one-sided. Imagine getting a better idea of what is really happening by reading the views from a newspaper or watching news in another language? “Learning a new language makes us think more about others anyway because we get to see how other people live” says https://www.languagetrainers.co.uk/ in their latest Instagram post. But the opportunity to see more than our side of a story is a huge benefit of language learning because we get to think outside of just what we know. Plus, the more languages you speak the more people you get to speak to. How many friends are there out in the world waiting to get to know you!


 Hope this post was helpful.

Love
Chichi

Benefits of learning a language


Learning anything just for the hell of it doesn't sound like a lot of fun for a lot of us. But maybe languages can be the exception to that? Because learning a language isn't just about learning a load of new words and how to put them together, it's about finding out more about other cultures and ways of living as well. Here are some benefits of learning a language that you might not have thought about.

benefits of learning a language, liberty flowers, indian blogger, london blog

Work

Just the fact that you've taken the time to learn a second language can be an amazing career boost. Think about it; if you learn a language you are dedicating time to improving yourself, great at organising, able to take on new ideas, and clearly are a multitasker. According to Benny from www.fluentin3months.com, a second language on your CV opens doors; even if the job you go for doesn't actually need you to speak that second language!

Mind

If you can organise your work, social life, spending time with your family, and all the other stuff you do in your life at the same time as learning a new language, people will be envious of your organisation skills. And it's good for your mind; it's basically like giving your brain a good workout. If nothing else, learning a second language is going to do amazing things for memory!

Experience

Going on holiday? How much better is it going to be if you're going somewhere you can speak your second language in? Imagine browsing through websites like www.french-podcasts.com, and next thing you know, you’re sitting in a cafe in Paris ordering coffee and croissants in French instead of having to say it in English? The whole experience will be better just for speaking French. You'll be able to find your way around easier, read signs in shops or on posters without having to translate anything, and get to see the real, actual France. Why wouldn't you want that?

Entertainment

Ever browsed Netflix and thought about how many films or shows you might be missing out on because they're in other languages? Learning a second language helps with that too! Even if you start out with English subtitles. Imagine how many series there are just waiting for you to binge watch? And it's the same for online. How many Instagrams do you follow where you just look at the images and don't read what they say because it's in another language?

Open-minded

When we get to see the world only through our press and media, it's pretty one-sided. Imagine getting a better idea of what is really happening by reading the views from a newspaper or watching news in another language? “Learning a new language makes us think more about others anyway because we get to see how other people live” says https://www.languagetrainers.co.uk/ in their latest Instagram post. But the opportunity to see more than our side of a story is a huge benefit of language learning because we get to think outside of just what we know. Plus, the more languages you speak the more people you get to speak to. How many friends are there out in the world waiting to get to know you!


 Hope this post was helpful.

Love
Chichi

Cant believe Valentines day is already here. Valentines day is almost a universal holiday of sorts celebrating love and as a person up for celebrations i do like it.  

Rising up to the challenge of finding a suitable gift on Valentine’s Day for the woman who seems to have everything, and if you have yet to decide upon a Valentine’s Day gift for the woman in your life, it isn’t too late. Here are a few great Valentine’s gift ideas that are guaranteed to please.


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 A Workplace Delivery – If you can be sure that she will be in the office at a given time, why not have your gift delivered to her office? If you have the gift delivered in the afternoon, she will probably think you have forgotten and will receive a lovely surprise when the package unexpectedly arrives, and for good effect, you can add a bunch of red roses and a romantic card.

 Sterling Silver Jewellery – No matter her style, sterling silver jewellery is a sound bet, and something stylish from an online design collection would be appropriate. There are stylish necklaces and bracelets you can get from Silver by Mail in the UK for a Valentine gift, and the items will arrive well in time for the big day. Buying from an online jeweller has many advantages, not least the lower prices, and they generally have a much wider selection of items, which makes selection that much easier. There are some great silver jewellery images online that might give you some inspiration.

  Power Bank – She probably has her phone to her ear constantly and would definitely appreciate having power on the move. There are several options, and choose one that allows for several full charges, which is more than enough for any business tycoon. Select a colour that she likes, and you could also buy her a smartphone case, if she doesn’t already have one.

  A Desk Organiser – If she hasn’t gone completely digital, she would no doubt love a desk organiser, which she can use to plan her busy week. You know her routine and her preferences, and if she would prefer something a little more romantic, why not book a special weekend getaway?


          A Relaxing Spa Day – This might be difficult to arrange, especially if she is always on the              move. Buy her a spa voucher that she can use whenever she has the time, and she will certainly appreciate a day of pampering, which will charge her batteries. If she’s the adventurous type, why not book her an experience gift? She can go skydiving or drive a Ferrari around a race track, and you can accompany her for the surprise of a lifetime.

          A Surprise Car Detail – If you can manage to borrow her car for the day, have it cleaned, waxed and detailed, then return it without saying a word. If you have a set of keys, then drive it away while she’s at work and have it returned before she leaves, which will be a nice surprise for any woman.

valentines day gift ideas, indian blogger, london blog, liberty flower, spring flower, gift ideas for busy career woman

The above are just a few ideas and with the clock ticking, you shouldn’t leave to too long before making a decision. You still have time to order sterling silver jewellery online, and with a Google search, you can browse a wide range of designer jewellery, and with a secure online payment, your gift will be on its way. You can check this post for different ways to celebrate Valentines day and this post for some fun insights into valentines day. 



Love 
Chichi

Ideal Gift Ideas for a Busy Career Woman on Valentine's Day


Cant believe Valentines day is already here. Valentines day is almost a universal holiday of sorts celebrating love and as a person up for celebrations i do like it.  

Rising up to the challenge of finding a suitable gift on Valentine’s Day for the woman who seems to have everything, and if you have yet to decide upon a Valentine’s Day gift for the woman in your life, it isn’t too late. Here are a few great Valentine’s gift ideas that are guaranteed to please.


valentines day gift ideas, indian blogger, london blog, liberty flower, spring flower, gift ideas for busy career woman

 A Workplace Delivery – If you can be sure that she will be in the office at a given time, why not have your gift delivered to her office? If you have the gift delivered in the afternoon, she will probably think you have forgotten and will receive a lovely surprise when the package unexpectedly arrives, and for good effect, you can add a bunch of red roses and a romantic card.

 Sterling Silver Jewellery – No matter her style, sterling silver jewellery is a sound bet, and something stylish from an online design collection would be appropriate. There are stylish necklaces and bracelets you can get from Silver by Mail in the UK for a Valentine gift, and the items will arrive well in time for the big day. Buying from an online jeweller has many advantages, not least the lower prices, and they generally have a much wider selection of items, which makes selection that much easier. There are some great silver jewellery images online that might give you some inspiration.

  Power Bank – She probably has her phone to her ear constantly and would definitely appreciate having power on the move. There are several options, and choose one that allows for several full charges, which is more than enough for any business tycoon. Select a colour that she likes, and you could also buy her a smartphone case, if she doesn’t already have one.

  A Desk Organiser – If she hasn’t gone completely digital, she would no doubt love a desk organiser, which she can use to plan her busy week. You know her routine and her preferences, and if she would prefer something a little more romantic, why not book a special weekend getaway?


          A Relaxing Spa Day – This might be difficult to arrange, especially if she is always on the              move. Buy her a spa voucher that she can use whenever she has the time, and she will certainly appreciate a day of pampering, which will charge her batteries. If she’s the adventurous type, why not book her an experience gift? She can go skydiving or drive a Ferrari around a race track, and you can accompany her for the surprise of a lifetime.

          A Surprise Car Detail – If you can manage to borrow her car for the day, have it cleaned, waxed and detailed, then return it without saying a word. If you have a set of keys, then drive it away while she’s at work and have it returned before she leaves, which will be a nice surprise for any woman.

valentines day gift ideas, indian blogger, london blog, liberty flower, spring flower, gift ideas for busy career woman

The above are just a few ideas and with the clock ticking, you shouldn’t leave to too long before making a decision. You still have time to order sterling silver jewellery online, and with a Google search, you can browse a wide range of designer jewellery, and with a secure online payment, your gift will be on its way. You can check this post for different ways to celebrate Valentines day and this post for some fun insights into valentines day. 



Love 
Chichi

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