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Can airplane cabin pressure harm my baby?
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No...but
The changes in cabin pressure as the plane rises and falls can make a child miserable.
You and I have learned how to equalize the pressure in our middle ear as the pressure increases or decreases. This is impossible to explain to a child. I found that having full "sippy" cups at take off and landing, and making the child drink from them, decreased the pain for both child and parents. Good luck.

In brief: No...but
The changes in cabin pressure as the plane rises and falls can make a child miserable.
You and I have learned how to equalize the pressure in our middle ear as the pressure increases or decreases. This is impossible to explain to a child. I found that having full "sippy" cups at take off and landing, and making the child drink from them, decreased the pain for both child and parents. Good luck.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The pressure in an airline cabin is normalized and if you are safe, baby is safe.

In brief: No
The pressure in an airline cabin is normalized and if you are safe, baby is safe.
Dr. Caren Reaves
Dr. Caren Reaves
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Dr. Patrick Weix
Most do not recommend international airline travel over 35 weeks or domestic over 36 weeks.
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