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How to travel safely with your fertility drugs
July 16, 2021
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Generation Fertility Team
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Fertility treatment does not necessarily mean you have to remain home. Going on vacation could just be the distraction you and your partner need! Before planning a trip, the Generation Fertility specialists suggest keeping the below tips in mind:

 

  • Check your program: Talk to your medical team and ask if certain dates are important for your fertility treatment. Then plan your holidays around these dates. It is strongly recommended that you re-check your travel plans with your fertility doctor before making your reservations.
  • Order extras: Packing more drugs than you think you need is a good idea in case your plans are changed or unexpected delays occur. Place your order well in advance so it arrives before you leave.
  • Take a letter from your doctor: Have a letter stating that you are traveling with fertility drugs in case you are questioned by security officials.
  • Call in advance: If you are going to fly, it is best to call the airline in advance to find out if you can take drugs and fertility accessories on board.
  • Watch the temperature: Medication must be kept in a cool environment, so store them in a cooling pack while traveling, and be sure to have access to a refrigerator upon arrival.
  • Keep them near you: Pack your medication in your carry-on bags, that way if your checked luggage gets lost or is delayed arriving at your destination, you won’t experience delays in taking your medication. 
  • Know your destination: Find a pharmacy, hospital and / or fertility clinic near where you will be staying in case an emergency visit is needed while you are away from home. Talk to your nurse and your doctor as they will have recommendations for you based on your destination. Keep the addresses and phone numbers in your phone for easy access.
  • Know the time: If your travel destination is in a different time zone, try taking your medications as close to your normal time as possible. Set an alarm on your phone so you do not forget any doses.

 

With a little preparation you can enjoy your holidays without interrupting your fertility treatment. 
 

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