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Traveling And Pregnancy
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
Could morning sickness and breast tenderness maybe be symptoms of birth control and PMS and not pregnancy?
Yes: It is safe as long as you watch what you eat and take your vitamins like at home. The only concern is that most miscarriages occur in the first trimester whether you are at home or overseas and it can be more traumatic if you are away from home but the travel doesn't increase the risk. ...Read more
Can the pregnancy/fetus be effected in 1st-2nd month of pregnancy by cosmic rays during flight? Or should I avoid flight during pregnancy?
Relax: There is no documented evidence that these have any more effect on the fetus than they would if you were on the ground. ...Read more
Vaccines if pregnant: It depends upon what childhood vaccines you have already had and when your last tetanus shot was. Definitely the inactivated influenza vaccine. Influenza can be particularly dangerous in pregnant women. Rhogam only in cases of RH negativity. Definitely Tdap and inactivated influenza. Definitely not MMR which may hurt the baby. Not Varicella. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/preg-guide.htm ...Read more
Mid-trimester : Usually the safest time is in the middle trimester since that is usually the time when you have the fewest discomforts and can enjoy it the most. The highest risk of miscarriage is in the first 12 weeks and the greatest risk of delivery, premature or at term, is in the last 12 weeks. Enjoy the trip! ...Read more
Is it safe to have couple of long 24 hr flight travels btw 6th and 10th week of pregnancy? Are body scans in airport safe? Ttc and planning travel
Move on long flights: You are early enough in your pregnancy to fly as they restrict last trimester pregnancies. However, the long flight back to back of 24 hours is too long without getting up, moving around, exercising your feet, body. There's now new warnings about possibility of blood clot with just sitting on a plane. Get prechecked on tsa to avoid rf body scanners. The old, simple, plain walk thru ones are safer. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you travel 8 hours in car (363miles) when you aware early pregnancy and have had 5 miscarriages in the past?
No: Not a good idea.Get a more detailed answer ›
Over age 35-40: Advanced maternal age also puts women/pregnancies at increased risk of diabetes in pregnancy, pre-eclampsia (pih), problems with labor and higher rates of c-section, and problems with fetal growth. Make sure you are being followed closely by an obstetrician and if needed, a meternal fetal medicine (mfm) specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do 4hr flight travel and long 2hr car travel leads to miscarriage at time of missed period?chances of miscarriage at next pregnancy?any risk to next?
See agyn who does th: Teh ab pill, u can get a home pt at any store most will be + by the start of when your period should ahve been. ...Read more
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