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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
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 ›