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is it dangerous for me to vacation at high altitude during pregnancy?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
What height?: Absolute numbers are uncertain as studies are small. It is actually the altitude a pregnant woman sleeps at which may be most important--certainly below 10, 000 feet, ; some say 8, 000 feet--may be safest for visiting pregnant tourists. Slow ascents are best. If the pregnancy has any complications or concerns at sea level, altitude plans should be discussed first with health provider.
Answered on Mar 30, 2014
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