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which week of pregnancy is the best for traveling by airplanes?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Airline rules: Most airlines will allow travel less than 36 weeks. Your doctor may want you to stop travel earlier than that. Travel increases the risk of blood clot formation in the legs.

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What is the best way to schedule pregnancy check-ups around my work schedule?

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What's the best thing to do to get pregnant?

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