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Is it ok to travel without a companion if I am pregnant?

Is it ok to travel without a companion if I am pregnant?

Yes: The answer to this question is really "it depends..." there are so many factors involved at different stages in pregnancy with the presence/absence of other complications, as well as travel mode and destination that you need to discuss your trip plans with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Hi, i'm 18 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby. I discovered yesterday that I have complete placenta previa, is it ok to travel? Thx

Hi, i'm 18 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby. I discovered yesterday that I have complete placenta previa, is it ok to travel? Thx

Probably safe: As long as your prior pregnancy had no issues with an incompetent cervix (circlage), premi labor, etc. Travel in the near term would likely go well. Travel after 30 weeks or so would be more problematic. The closer you are to term the more likely you are to encounter problems & need an OB team that knows you well ready for an emergency surgical delivery. Check with your OB for specifics. ...Read more

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Is it ok to travel far distants 13 weeks pregnant if u have factor v and r considered high risk and has have pervious miscarriage?

Is it ok to travel far distants 13 weeks pregnant if u have factor v and r considered high risk and has have  pervious miscarriage?

Probably: Travel is not contraindicated in pregnancy but pregnant women are at higher risk for blood clots so sitting for long periods of time is not recommended. Ask your doctor regarding their thoughts on travel in your situation. ...Read more

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Is ok to travel in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Is ok to travel in the 1st trimester of pregnancy?

Yes, if necessary: Traveling in the first trimester is acceptable although not always ideal. In general, travel will be most comfortable in the first trimester given that your belly is still small in size. However, women should always understand that OB emergencies most often occur in the first trimester (miscarriage, bleeding, ectopic pregnancy). Knowledge of the closest emergency facility is paramount. ...Read more

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My daughter is 31 weeks pregnant. Is it safe for her to travel with a companion approx 5-6 hours in a car with plenty of breaks and stretching?

My daughter is 31 weeks pregnant. Is it safe for her to travel with a companion approx 5-6 hours in a car with plenty of breaks and stretching?

Yes: As long as there are no other complications with the pregnancy, car travel with frequent breaks is safe. It is important to stretch your legs during the trip, even if by plane, to prevent blood clots. Pregnant women are more prone to them because of the hormones and increased blood volume. ...Read more

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Are gooseberries ok while pregnant?

Are gooseberries ok while pregnant?

Yes: They're neither a superfood (there's no such thing) or a danger to your unborn child. Chances are they're a lot better for you, especially right now, than the greasy, salty alternative snacks. ...Read more

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Pregnant with sticky cm? Is this ok?

If I understand your: Question correctly - women normally have more vaginal secretions after they become pregnant. ...Read more

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Ok to use heated seat while pregnant?

Yes: Yes Heated seat rarely changes your core temp ...Read more