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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!

I'm 4-5 weeks pregnant. Is it safe to fly! The flight is 2 hrs. I am 38yrs old, first pregnancy. Thanks!

Pregnancy travel: In otherwise healthy pregnant women, airline travel us usually not restricted until the 3rd trimester. However, navigating in crowds increases your risk of contracting infections, especially those of the upper respiratory system. Taking extra precaution would be wise. ...Read more

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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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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

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

Safe unless bleeding: Unless there is vaginal bleeding or other pregnancy related medical issues, then your pregnancy should be fine flying until the end of the 2nd trimester and onward to delivery when you should be "grounded." ...Read more

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When is it not safe to fly when you're pregnant?

When is it not safe to fly when you're pregnant?

After 36 weeks.: I recommend to my patients that they don't fly after 36 weeks. I prefer them to not do long flights after 32 weeks. If the pregnancy is complicated and may need early delivery, then stop flying before 36 weeks. ...Read more

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How safe is flying during early pregnancy (below 4 weeks)?

How safe is flying during early pregnancy (below 4 weeks)?

Safe: That should be fine. If a woman has sickle cell disease, clotting disorders or certain placental problems she should get advice of her obstetrician if she plans to fly. ...Read more

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What's the risk of me flying 8 hours while 5 months pregnant and is it safe?

What's the risk of me flying 8 hours while 5 months pregnant and is it safe?

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

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When is it safe to fly when pregnant?

When is it safe to fly when pregnant?

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

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Is it safe to fly if I am pregnant (21 week)?

Is it safe to fly if I am pregnant (21 week)?

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

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Is it safe to fly when your 6 months pregnant?

Usually: Usually your doctor would not want you to fly during your third trimester. It could be safe but you would really have to discuss it with your physician. A lot of factors to consider and we don't know specifics of your pregnancy. Each individual is different. ...Read more

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I'm five weeks pregnant and due to fly for my holidays. Is it safe to do so?

Yes: Air travel is safe until late in the third trimester, assuming the pregnancy is low risk and uncomplicated. Check with your OB provider to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly at 5 to 6 months pregnant? We are planning a average flight of 5 hours with stops in between.

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

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Is it safe to fly to australia if 8 weeks pregnant?

Is it safe to fly to australia if 8 weeks pregnant?

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

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Hello, I plan to fly to Dubai from joburg late November, I will be 21 weeks pregnant. Is this safe?

Hello, I plan to fly to Dubai from joburg late November, I will be 21 weeks pregnant. Is this safe?

Airline travel durin: Yes as long as your gynecologist is happy for you to fly and your pregnancy has not been associated with any complications. Many airlines are unwilling to carry women who are more than 28weeks pregnant. ...Read more

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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?

Yes: 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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