Hi Ladies, I am about 5 1/2 weeks pregnant today and have three big trips coming up in the next month and a half. In total I will be in a plane for about 50 hours.. Long haul flight between Hong Kong and San Fran, then shorter trips but there are many of them close together. Most of them are for work but I haven't told work yet that I am pregnant as it is so early. I have been reading a ton about the radiation exposure at higher altitudes and the increased risk of miscarriage especially on longer flights. Anyone have any words from their doctor on this topic? Or any flight attendants out there who know what the safe number of hours are? I see my doctor next week but wanted to see if anyone else had already been through this issue? Thanks!
I'm going new Zealand to Frankfurt next week! Midwife said it's fine just got to make sure you move as much as possible to keep your blood pumping, I have also brought compression socks to stop my legs ballooning.
I have a trip to Egypt next week and a trip to new York in December. Last time I went to Egypt I had a mc at the airport on my return trip which was horrendous. I'm sure it wasn't related to the flight but rather the very heavy suitcase I was lifting and carrying. So if anything make sure you don't do that if you are travelling alone.
I'm sure it's ok but I wouldn't recommend it.
I flew to Egypt a few weeks ago and had massive bleeding on the plane, which was just frikkin awful.
I'm sure it wasn't related to the flying but it was just a horrible experience.
Not to mention the sickness in the plane.
I threw up twice in the airport. Once on the way there and once on the way back.
I have been flying with no issues to speak of yet. However the potty was a problem. I swear on a 6 hour flight the attendants did service for about 4 of those hours and I was in the front with no access to the facilities. Since that first flight, I switched all of my flights to business or first (depending on what the airline calls it. Absolutely no issues and the extra meals and snacks do not hurt Also make sure to skip the body scan in the US. If you are one of the lucky ones to be selected- ask for a pat down, it really is not as bad as people make it out to be. I have been searched harder for concerts. GL!! BTW my doc and my doc husband both told me it was completely fine, just to make sure to get up and walk as much as possible, and to stay hydrated. I would recommend support hose, you do not want a DVT. And be very careful not to "lift" your own luggage. Happy and safe travels to you!!!
Any opinions, advice, statements or other information expressed or made available on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com by users or third parties, including but not limited to bloggers, are solely those of the respective user or other third party. They do not reflect the opinions of BabyandBump.Momtastic.com and they have not been reviewed by a physician, psychologist or parenting expert or any member of the BabyandBump.Momtastic.com staff for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com are not a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on BabyandBump.Momtastic.com. BabyandBump.Momtastic.com does not endorse any opinion, advice, statement, product, service or treatment made available on the website. If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.