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I'm 4-5 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to fly! The flight is 2 hrs. I am 38yrs old, first pregnancy. Thanks!
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
I am a corporate flight attendant and I am about 4 weeks pregnant- is it safe to fly? We fly at 41000 feet and some flights are 11 hours long
Move: Stretch your legs, keep well hydrated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Deep vein thrombosis: Deep vein thrombosis, that is clots in the deep veins, can develop when being in a seated position for long hours. Pregnancy increases this risk. If you have to travel, you need to get out of your seat and move around at least once an hour. Also maintain hydration during that time. Depends on where you're travelling to, you need to make sure you are vaccinated properly. Talk to your OB about that. ...Read more
Depends: Every doctor will have a slightly different opinion so each patient should discuss with their physician. Airlines permit travel up to 36 weeks. Most doctors are more comfortable with 32 weeks. Pregnant women are at high risk for blood clot formation called DVT when they fly. Answers may vary depending on the individual and their circumstances during pregnancy. ...Read more
Flying: Should be fine at 21 weeks as long as your pregnancy is uncomplicated. Always check with your own OB prior to found so. I always reccomend to my patients to get up and walk to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes to decrease swelling and the risk of blood clots. You usually need to go anyway. Lol. ...Read more
Is it safe to fly at 5 to 6 months pregnant? We are planning a average flight of 5 hours with stops in between.
Yes, but...: Yes it is safe to fly on a commercial airline. However, in pregnancy, your clotting factors are increased, so you are at a higher risk of developing a blood clot if you sit still too long. You need to up and out of your seat every 1-2 hours (I suggest an aisle seat). Since it is also important you stay hydrated, drink lots of water. That's going to make you go to the bathroom. Problem solved! ...Read more
I'm 3 months pregnant. I have a 7 hour flight in three days. Is air travel safe and healthy during 3 months of pregnancy? It is really important for me to know whether I can fly while 3 months pregnant. Based on your answer, I might have to reschedule my
Most: Most likely you are going to be completely fine. The most important things are to be well hydrated during the flight and to talk around a bit during the flight to prevent blood clots in your legs (dvt). ...Read more
Yes: Unless your physician has given you specific limitations travel is safe. Most airlines permit flying up to 36 weeks. Most cruise ships allow up to 24 weeks. ...Read more
Usually advise: To NOT travel after 28 weeks. Many many reasons. See ACOG. Org Many answers there too ...Read more
Hello, I plan to fly to Dubai from joburg late November, I will be 21 weeks pregnant. Is this safe?
I m currently in 26th of pregnancy. I have to take a 2hr flight. By which mnth am I safe to fly. I concieved through icsi. Thanks?
You can safely fly at 26 weeks. Most important, as with a car ride of the same duration, is to get up and walk frequently (assuming pilots turn off seat belt sign) and stay super hydrated (drink lots of water). I like compression stockings too as they help your feet from swelling too much. But no increase risk of miscarriage from flying at that gestational age. Have fun
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Is it safe to take 0.25 Xanax (alprazolam) to travel by air while 4 months pregnant? I will be traveling to Spain and I am afraid of flying. If not, what else can I take to calm myself down?
Yes: It is safe to fly.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm 33 weeks pregnant and I was wonder if its safe for me to fly. What's the worse that can happen?
Yes: Definitely safe at 33 weeks. Always a good idea to take a copy of your medical record in case something were to happen. Also drink a lot of water pre and during flight. Lastly, make sure you get up and walk around, assuming you can per pilots, to help prevent a blood clot. I recommend compression stockings as they help prevent pooling and edema in your legs when flying as well. ...Read more
Is it saFe to fly aNd travel im 8 weeks pregnant and taking medication for hyperemises gravid? In hw many weeks travel is saFe?
Oh my!: Flying at 8 weeks of pregnancy by itself isn't risky but flying at 8 weeks with hyperemesis gravidarium is a bad idea. The safest time for you to fly is after the hyperemesis has resolved, then, if the pregnancy is progressing normally, through the second trimester. Regardless, you'll need consultation with your OB, particularly to avoid a venous blood clot. ...Read more
I'm currently 30 weeks pregnant and am supposed to fly for our move shortly and i'll be about 36 weeks. Is that safe or should I change plans?
I am currently 4 weeks pregnant, is it safe to continue to use scented panty liners? I'm due to fly to Agadir Morroco in a month, is this still safe?
Yes, Yes: While it is probably safe to use panty liners with scent, I would say not to do it unless you absolutely have to, since there is a small risk you might develop an allergy to the scent. As for flying to Morocco at 8 weeks pregnancy, I don't see any reason to be concerned about that. ...Read more
Now I m 24 weeks pregnant. Now I am in canada. We want to back in india......Total flight journey will be 30 hours...Is it safe to me to fly......?
That? Should be: Only directed to your OB doctor who is taking care of you because that doc knows your specific situation, if my pts are not having problems I usually allow them to fly up to 32 weeks, but you need to ask your doc and if u do fly you need to be wearing compression or support stocking and walking or stretching yoru legs throught the flight as u are at increased risk for a leg blood clot on a flight. ...Read more
Is it safe to fly during pregnancy because of the possible effects of radiation from space on the fetus?
Yes: All of our bodies are subjected to different kinds of radiation all day and everyday. While there is more radiation we are exposed to while flying, we don't think it is dangerous to you or your baby. ...Read more
Hello doc, as I am ttc, wanted to know is it safe to fly during pregnancy? As m a cabin crew in an indian company, and fly to us, australia n uk. Tha
Depends...: This is something that I would discuss with your physician. Assuming an uncomplicated pregnancy, generally you can fly up to 36 weeks gestation. However, as a crew member, given extended flying time, length of time standing, etc, I would recommend you discuss further with your physician. Additioinal information http://www. Acog. Org/resources_and_publications/committee_opinions/committee_on_obstetr. ...Read more
I'm 5 weeks pregnant and have factor v leiden is it safe dor me to fly can you please advise me on this matter. Thank you?
Yes: If you have not had any miscarriage, nor episodes of venous thromboembolism (vte), then you are fortunate. Hydration with water, using 20-30 mm hg compression hose, taking baby Aspirin prior flying, doing calf-muscle exercises, walking around the plane should help decrease risk for vte. If you have had miscarriage, vte before, see your obstetrician. ...Read more
Is it safe to fly if we trying conceive? What if I got pregnant during our vacation. Will I be at high risk for MC for 1st trimester?
At 20 weeks pregnant, w/hx of 2 miscarriages. Is it safe to fly in a non-pressurized airplane for 45min, max elevation 7, 000ft & climb rate of 500'/min?
The real risk in flying is if something happens, you have to find a place to land and find medical help. It is a possible delay.
There are many women who live at 7000 ft and are pregnant with no problems. Think vail, or in the rockies.
Would discourage inside loops though :). ...Read more
Safe to fly? 23 weeks pregnant with 2cm partial placenta previa. No bleeding, cramping or anything. Otherwise, pregnancy has gone very well.
Obgyn clearance: It would not be appropriate for Healthtap doctors to advise about travel on specific individual cases. That decision will need to be made by your treating physician. Contact them to go over your case and they can make an individualized recommendation ...Read more
Not contraindicated: Neurogen e is combination of vitamin b complex and vitamin e, it is technically safe to be given for pregnant women, but mostly for women who has persistent vomitting, otherwise, prenatal vitamins, Folic Acid and balanced healthy diet are enough for a noncomplicated pregnancy. ...Read more
LED light therapy: Looked this up. Idea behind this product is that blue LED light (along with heat/vibration to "open pores") is toxic to bacteria and the red LED light is supposed to generate reactive oxygen species. According to a published study, this has the effect of removing old collagen making way for new. The science is not validated and controlled studies for safety in pregnancy not done. I suspect is safe ...Read more
None: Soda is a worthless substance that provides no benefits to any human body; excepting for transient taste delight. The sugars and synthetic materials in soda present threats to proper balance of body metabolism. Sodas are loaded with excessive carbohydrate calories. ...Read more