First off I'm sorry to hear about whats happend to you But mc has nothing to do with flying, the cabins are pressurized so there should be no problem. I talked to my midwife about it because I am going home to the states at Christmas time and will be 22 weeks...she said that there is no problem drink water and walk around. Again I'm so sorry for you I know how it feels and I looked at everything I did for answers but never found any. I hope you feel better soon
The only real risks associated with flying are perhaps dehydration, DVT and maybe stress (if you're like me and don't like flying). I have to fly from NZ to the UK in 8 weeks time so I'm planning on drinking lots of water, wearing my special tights and taking rescue remedy!!!
Hi Pluto xx
I did check with the midwife before I flew, and she said 'in the old days they used to recommend bed rest but to be honest unless you are running around like a lunatic it doesn't make a blind bit of difference, if you are going to miscarry, you will' I think by the time I reached the airport I knew things weren't going well, it was simply a case of when rather than if it would happen xx
EDIT: and this is another thing we have in common, I flew home from Sweden last night x too bizarre x
I think the correlation between people who have flown and then had a miscarriage is just a coincidence. I'm going to be flying at 13 weeks, and I checked with my Dr. and he said there's nothing wrong with flying while pregnant. It's just a myth that the two are connected.
Strangely enough I've noticed that too.. but didn't want to be the first to say anything. But since I've been a member of B&B... I've seen a link between women that have miscarried and the fact that they've flew at the same time. Coincidence? I don't know. Also my best friend who is 17 weeks pregnant has just flew back from Turkey after having a bleed whilst on holiday.
I think the main issues with flying when pregnant is that if something happens while you are in the air, there's not a lot that can be done.
I'm due to fly to Australia in a couple of weeks (24 hour flight - eeekk!) and asked my midwife about it at my booking in appointment. He said that it's fine, the biggest risk is from DVT and you're not at greater risk of that until you're in your 3rd trimester. He even said not to worry with flight socks unless I really want to wear them (I'm not a high risk of DVT anyway, obviously this advice might not be the same for others) x
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