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Q&A: Safe to fly during pregnancy?

Can I fly when I’m five months pregnant?

Re: Can I fly when I’m five months pregnant?

The Bump Expert

If you’re having a healthy pregnancy, absolutely! And you should -- because once baby comes, it’ll be difficult just to make it to the grocery store, at least for a while. Just make sure to get up and walk around during your flight to avoid deep vein thrombosis (DVT) which is the formation of a blood clot deep in the vein. Pregnancy increases the risk of DVT due to your body's natural tendency to prevent excessive bleeding during childbirth. You should also drink plenty of water to combat dehydration. Check with your doctor, but if you’re having a normal pregnancy, most OBs say you can travel until 32-36 weeks. After this point, you run the risk of going into labor while in the air.

Paula Kashtan

re: Q: Flying while pregnant?

I am 8 weeks now and flying in April to Arizona. My doctor is not worried at all and it is okay unless your doctor says otherwise.

samsb2be |

re: Q: Flying while pregnant?

Soon I will be flying from Japan to the US. I will be about 28 weeks. I am so worried but my doctor says i will be fine.

Squirtenm |

re: Q: Flying while pregnant?

I am flying in one month so I will be 10 weeks pregnant? Is it really a risk factor for a miscarriage? The flight is only an hour and a half... do you think it will be okay??? Obviously, I will put the health and safety of this baby over flying to a friends baby shower :)

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re: Q: Flying while pregnant?

I am 14 weeks and have flown since I became pregnant (even before I knew) every week. Just drink tons of water, and don't carry luggage that is too heavy or will strain you by lifting over your head into the bin.

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re: Q: Flying while pregnant?

i have 3 trips planned between weeks 25 and 32. my dr. said they were fine and she didn't recommend flying 34 weeks + but anything before that was fine. they will probably see me before i leave on the last trip since its like 2 weeks to make sure that all is well before i head out of town.

ericaelaine2 |

re: Q: Flying while pregnant?

I'm flying to Africa in June (I'll be 12+ weeks) and my OB is only worried about the malaria meds that I'll need to take. She says flying should be fine but I HAVE to get up every 3-4 hours and walk around.

wana |

re: Q: Flying while pregnant?

I am slightly over seven weeks and will be 8 weeks on Monday the 15th which is the day I am flying. My doctor told me that flying is perfectly fine and causes no harm to the baby. :)

Intensebrunette |

Q&A: Safe to fly during pregnancy?

I have flown several times on international flights while pregnant 1st, 2nd and soon now that I am in my 3rd trimester. I recommend to always take an aisle seat, drink tons of water and the never ending need to pee will get you up and walking. Always ask to preboard so you can get help with your luggage and get settled. Also if your not showing yet let everyone know your pregnant and feeling queasy ( even if your not) will get you special attention from the flight staff and it even got me to the front of a 2 hr line at customs...threatening to be sick in an airport or plane is the key to bypassing any line!

erinemoran |

Q&A: Safe to fly during pregnancy?

its still safe with no complication with twins?

datsolady32 |

Q&A: Safe to fly during pregnancy?

I will be flying overseas during my 27th week and returning in week 30. My doctor said it is safe, it just might be uncomfortable.

Lejlam |

Q&A: Safe to fly during pregnancy?

iam flying out the last week of may to texas and iam 16 weeks pregnant and will be over 5months by then and he said its A OK! All good to go

lindyconner |

Q&A: Safe to fly during pregnancy?

I have heard that while flying across the US you get more radiation just by being in the plane than you would get with a full series (or 20 films) of dental x-rays. I do not understand how this is safe for a pregnant women... I am TTC so have not talked to an OB yet about it.

Chrissy0309 |

Q&A: Safe to fly during pregnancy?

I've flown at 22 weeks and going to again at 28 weeks. Dr said ok to travel before 30 weeks for second pregnancies because many moms labor earlier after their first and unless I'm prepared to deliver in the plane then safest take is not to fly after 30 wks. Most airlines forbid you to fly once past 36 wks without a doctors letter of consent anyway. When airborne at 22 wks I did feel some strange air pressure in my uterus like an unopened bag of chips that expands in flight. I can't imagine how it's like flying after 30 wks.... :S

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Q&A: Safe to fly during pregnancy?

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jerryms |

Q&A: Safe to fly during pregnancy?

I flew when I was about to be at the end of my first trimester. All my Dr was concerned about was that I got up every two hours to walk so I wouldn't have issues with DVT. It was fine. I had no issues, no spotting at all!

staceyjordan |

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