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Why is it unsafe to fly in pregnancy?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Richard Humes
Airlines really don't want you to have a baby in mid-air! Nor do you.
Dr. Frank Butera
Pediatrics
In brief: Labor.
It is not really unsafe in and of itself.
However, it is not pretty if one goes into labor during the flight, especially if the baby is premature.

In brief: Labor.
It is not really unsafe in and of itself.
However, it is not pretty if one goes into labor during the flight, especially if the baby is premature.
Dr. Frank Butera
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