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When does it become unsafe to fly during pregnancy?

When does it become unsafe to fly during pregnancy?

See answer: If you're healthy and have no obstetric problems, you and your baby should have no trouble in the pressurized cabin of a commercial airliner. The best thing to do is to make yourself as comfortable as you can during the flight. Request a seat in the middle of the plane over the wing for the smoothest ride, or a bulkhead seat for more legroom. See the following link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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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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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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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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When is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?

When is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?

Ok: In uncomplicated pregnancy therm should be no reason not to have relations ...Read more

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When is it unsafe to have sex while pregnant?

When is it unsafe to have sex while pregnant?

Complications: Pregnant women with placenta previa should not have anything placed into the vagina. Women with preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes should also avoid intercourse. ...Read more

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Why is it unsafe to fly in pregnancy?

Why is it unsafe to fly in pregnancy?

Not necessarily: Whether or not you should fly in pregnancy depends on how far along you are and where you are going. Long plane rides can increase your risk for a blood clot so you should drink plenty of water and walk in the aisle every hour or so. You don't want to risk having the baby away from home so don't travel far during the last month of pregnancy. ...Read more

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When would it be okay to travel while pregnant?

When would it be okay to travel while pregnant?

Depends: Traveling while pregnant is common. Determine whether you will have adequate medical care at your destination. Airlines have some limitations on pregnant flyers. Check with your obstetrician and travel medicine specialist for information which specifically applies to you. More importantly, you will need to consider vaccines and medications to keep you healthy while you travel. ...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 dont know specifics of your pregnancy. Each individual is different. ...Read more

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Is horseback riding safe during pregnancy if the women did it before pregnancy and assuming she doesn't fall?

Is horseback riding safe during pregnancy if the women did it before pregnancy and assuming she doesn't fall?

Yes, but...: Yes, it is fine, but use common sense. You don't want to fall, but also you want to minimize rough bouncing, so keep it slow. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do sit-ups during pregnancy?

Is it safe to do sit-ups during pregnancy?

Yes: From 16 weeks of pregnancy onward, it is best not to do any exercise that requires you to be flat on your back. ...Read more

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When trying to get pregnant how often should we have sex during fertile days? is it advisable to use vaginal candles/ovules during these days?

When trying to get pregnant how often should we have sex during fertile days? is it advisable to use vaginal candles/ovules during these days?

Once every 2 days: The best chances to achieve pregnancy are by having unprotected intercourse with nothing in vagina every other day starting after the end of the menstrual period. The testes need time to recover to produce new sperm. Sperm can survive up to five days. ...Read more

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When is it safe to get pregnant after an abortion?

When is it safe to get pregnant after an abortion?

As soon as UR ready!: Older dictum was to wait for 3-6 months after a miscarriage before resuming sexual activity. More recent studies show that women who wait have lower fertility rates than women who don't. So, if you are trying to get pregnant, you can determine when you feel ready to resume sexual activity. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily to prevent preterm birth, neural tube and cardiac anomalies in your offspring! ...Read more

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When is it safe to get pregnant after an abortion?

When is it safe to get pregnant  after an abortion?

Typically 8 weeks: I recommend 1-2 cycles following an abortion to try for pregnancy again. Make sure to take a prenatal or equivalent vitamin if you are trying for pregnancy, and avoid environmental contaminants, alcohol, etc. ...Read more

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Could it take up to 1-2 weeks for sperm to fertilize a egg during ovulation? If not how long do it take?

Could it take up to 1-2 weeks for sperm to fertilize a egg during ovulation? If not how long do it take?

No: No, that's not the way it works. If it doesn't happen in 1-2 days, it's not going to happen. ...Read more

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During pregnancy is it possible for nipples to hurt during the time I normally ovulate and only then.

During pregnancy is it possible for nipples to hurt during the time I normally ovulate and only then.

Estrogen effects: While ovulation relates to a surge in estrogen levels, breast and nipple tenderness can occur at other times, such as menstruation, pregnancy, and other times of hormonal imbalances, the list is rather long. Your pregnancy causes sensitivity that can be cyclical - I suggest you run this by your OB for more answers ...Read more

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Is it ok to distract ourself during masturbate to last longer. Does it affect during sex with partner if I am only 17?

Is it ok to distract ourself during masturbate to last longer. Does it affect during sex with partner if I am only 17?

Sure : You may masturbate however you like and in whatever manner is pleasurable for you. That has nothing to do with how you will have intercourse with another person. ...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