is it safe to fly when pregnant
Jessica - posted on 11/18/2011
It's safe to fly as long as you have a normal and healthy pregnancy, but always check with your midwife or doctor about your itinerary before you go. I flew internationally on over a dozen flights with baby #1, and am doing the same with my current pregnancy (Africa, Middle East, Asia, etc.). I personally won't travel past 34 weeks since baby #1 was born at 36 weeks, 5 days, and I don't want baby #2 to be born on a plane (just keep in mind that 37 weeks is considered full term and due dates are more like due months). Comfort is another thing though- drink lots of water, prepare to walk around and stretch a lot, dress comfortably and choose an aisle seat. Check out my website, www.gypsymomma.com for more tips on flying pregnant and traveling internationally with babies. http://gypsymomma.com/travel-advice/preg...
Saundra - posted on 06/09/2010
I flew at 7 months also. I got a lot of looks, and security gave me a hard time. I guess they thought I had a bomb under my shirt! The airlines don't have restrictions any more. Just don't fly if you think you are getting close.
Louise - posted on 06/09/2010
It is ok to fly but you will find that most airlines have a restriction of 28 weeks unless a letter is produced by a doctor. Some airlines will stretch to 32 weeks but not many. This is because of the air pressure in the cabin.
Tiffany - posted on 06/09/2010
Yes, it is okay to fly, however, it is NOT recommended in your last trimester. Mostly due to the change in altitude (many believe this may cause labor) but also just in case you do go into labor (in which they may not be able to land for some time and it will inconvience other passengers). I did fly in my last trimester because I had to and my baby and I were just fine. The airlines did not give us any problems either.
Jodi - posted on 06/09/2010
Absolutely safe. I flew when I was 37 weeks pregnant with my son. I had the written approval of my doctor, but it was honestly perfectly safe. Most airlines want you to have approval from your doctor beyond about 7 months (unless that has changed in the last 12 years, LOL).
Hayley - posted on 06/09/2010
as far as i know airlines will allow u to fly up to 36 weeks & sometimes later with dr's permission. check with individual airlines as sometimes its different. it wont affect u or bub flying if that was what u were worried about.
Angela - posted on 06/09/2010
not 100% sure but i think most airlines are fine with you flying up until the third trimester. after that they get abit worried incase you go into labour on the plane. lol. otherwise you should be fine. i flew at 8weeks and there were no problems. hope that helps.
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