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Is it safe to travel by airplane during pregnancy?

Is it safe to travel by airplane during pregnancy?

Yes but: Safe is not the problem, your personal comfort may be a problem. If you are ok for a car, then you are ok for an airplane. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Is it safe to me and my baby to travel at week 12 of pregnancy by airplane?

Is it safe to me and my baby to travel at week 12 of pregnancy by airplane?

Hard to say: Since we don't know the details of your pregnancy condition it is hard to make a blanket statement. If your health is stable it is probably fine. If you have been troubled by recurrent vomiting or dehydration it might not be wise.Your current source of health care is in a better position to know. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel to rural areas in developing nations while in early stages of pregnancy? Should i not worry about random diseases?

Is it safe to travel to rural areas in developing nations while in early stages of pregnancy? Should i not worry about random diseases?

Caution: You should be cautious about this and be aware if diseases prevalent in certain areas of the world. Check cdc site for travel vaccines at http://wwwnc.Cdc.Gov/travel/ for more information and obtain vaccinations and prophylactic medications safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you travel with airplane on your first trimester of pregnancy?

Can you travel with airplane on your first trimester of pregnancy?

Yes: Most airlines allow travel up to 36 weeks. Some doctors prefer patients to stop traveling a few weeks earlier. ...Read more

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My wife is in her last days of her 4th months of pregnancy,can she be able to travel by airplane for 6 hours period?please advice

My wife is in her last days of her 4th months of pregnancy,can she be able to travel by airplane for 6 hours period?please advice

Yes: As long as she has no history of pre term labor and her cervix is closed, she should be able to travel by air. In normal circumstance,pregnant women can travel by air usually until their 9th month.( 36+ weeks). ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is shark safe to eat during pregnancy?

NO: Shark is one of the types of fish that has the highest mercury content, and the EPA advises pregnant women to avoid Shark along with Swordfish, King Mackerel, and Tilefish. Websites from the EPA and HHS can give you more information about the safety of fish in pregnancy, as can your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

Are ginger pills safe during pregnancy?

What's in the pills?: Ginger is ok. But what is in the pills besides ginger? Not all companies take care to test or include ingredients considered safe for pregnancy. Even prescription pills can be counterfeit and include lead paint, floor wax, other toxins. Before taking new OTC pills, do searches for information about the company that makes them, show the bottle to your pharmacist or doctor, even check otis, reprotox. ...Read more

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