is it safe to fly when pregnant

NICOLA - posted on 06/09/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )




is it safe to fly durning pregnancy and is there a time when u shouldn be flying


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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, for more tips on flying pregnant and traveling internationally with babies.

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.

Gwen - posted on 06/09/2010




My doctor gave me the okay to fly when I was 7 months pregnant. They told me it wasn't advisable in the last month.

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.

Jenny - posted on 06/09/2010




38 weeks they say for most airlines
i flew to vegas 12 hour flight when i was 16 weeks
its very safe ;)

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.

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Very safe. Just try not to sit down for the entire flight. Try to walk about and stretch you legs at least every couple of hours.

S. - posted on 06/09/2010




i'm flying next week and i'll be 24 week's the doctor told me that after 7 months i would of needed a medical note but i don't now, i'd try n go in your 2nd trimester if poss.

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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