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Q&A: Flying in the third trimester?

When is it too late to fly when you are pregnant? -- RGPhillip

Re: When is it too late to fly when you are pregnant? -- RGPhillip

The Bump Expert

Most airlines won't let passengers on board after 36 weeks. As a doctor, I agree that anything up to 36 weeks is fine. I simply tell my patients to be sure and drink lots of water, and get up every hour or two and make a couple of laps around the plane to get your blood flowing (this helps reduce the risk of blood clots).

However, if you have any sort of pregnancy complications, have had any he contractions, are at risk for pre-term labor, or have a history of delivering early, your doctor may recommend that you not fly in the later weeks of pregnancy. If you are pregnant with multiples, you may want to hold off too -- if a patient is having triplets, I recommend that they not fly after 20-24 weeks.

Dr. Ashley Roman

Q&A: Flying in the third trimester?

When I was in the third trimester I had to fly to Los Angeles for a business issue but the doctor didn't allow me to travel by plane. I had to cancel the flight as he explained to me that it can be harmful for my baby.

astridanc |

Q&A: Flying in the third trimester?

Dr. told me today that he won't let his patients fly after week 30. The pressurization isn't good for baby plus its so dry up there. Preterm labor is a danger as well he said.

britnieann06 |