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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 13:06 PM   1
Pluto13
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Miscarriage and flying


Just read a few threads and notice that a couple of people who have also had miscarriages had flown close to the time of the miscarriage..

I was 10 weeks and flew to Liverpool on Friday night and started bleeding Saturday, then flew back to ireland on Sunday evening and started miscarrying the early hours of monday morning......

Has anyone else had this happen?

I know my baby was already gone but Im wondering if the flying actually brought on the miscarriage?



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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 13:21 PM   2
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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



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 15:11 PM   3
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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!!!



 
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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 15:53 PM   4
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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



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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 15:56 PM   5
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Really sorry to read of your loss.

I dont no much about miscarriage and flying links, but i'be just flown to anf from the maldives at 6wks pregnant (8wks on return trip) and have experienced no bleeding etc.

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Old Sep 22nd, 2009, 16:51 PM   6
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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.



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2009, 03:19 AM   7
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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.



 
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Old Sep 23rd, 2009, 03:23 AM   8
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I am going to New York at 20 weeks so hope all ok
Sure it is just coincidence.
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Old Sep 23rd, 2009, 04:16 AM   9
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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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Old Sep 23rd, 2009, 04:29 AM   10
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Maybe a coincidence but I wont be doing it again anyway just encase.

A girl at my work flew to Australia at 3 months and had no problems....I dont know... just trying to think if there is anything that I did wrong



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