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Wife is 19wks in preg. 1st kid. 17wks diagnosed w full placenta previa. What r d chances of placenta moving up? And can she fly a 2hr flight 27wks in?

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Discuss with OB.

Flying is ill advised during pregnancy with risk for serious bleeding as is the risk with placenta previa.
It's a big risk, should anything happen, you won't be able to land in time to save you or the baby in the event of bleeding. Repeat US will help determine if the placenta changes position, but an abundance of caution is best in this case.

In brief: Discuss with OB.

Flying is ill advised during pregnancy with risk for serious bleeding as is the risk with placenta previa.
It's a big risk, should anything happen, you won't be able to land in time to save you or the baby in the event of bleeding. Repeat US will help determine if the placenta changes position, but an abundance of caution is best in this case.
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