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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 10:25 AM   1
butterfly5
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Anyone flown lately? Really nervous about flying at 27 weeks in 4 weeks time


I am off to Greece from te uk for my fathers wedding.

I would of cancelled but it has taken my dad years to find happiness and my sister can't attend so I need to be there.

No complications so far this pregnancy. I used to take travel pills but can't so know I will get sick probably although I have never flown without them so may be ok



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 10:48 AM   2
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I'm flying to Georgia at the end of May, when I'll be 24 weeks pregnant, to attend my SIL's wedding. I'm not at all nervous though. I'm going to ask my doctor if there's any medical information I need to bring with me at my next appointment on the off-chance that I need to be treated while I'm out of town, but that's it.

I think you will be fine. Even if something happens and you need to be treated, it's not like they don't have obstetrics in Greece.

Enjoy your trip!



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 14:09 PM   3
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My ob says flyings fine youll be ok hun:-) im flying in a few weeks off island too not worried a bit:-)



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 14:21 PM   4
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I am flying alone with my 3 yr old in June and will be about 26 weeks along at that point. My doctor has already prescribed dVT prophylaxis injections as it is long haul. You should look into that if you fly for a long time but otherwise I don't think that there's any particular risk.



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 14:46 PM   5
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I flew a few weeks ago, was fine just walked about every so often x



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 15:10 PM   6
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I will be flying long haul at 27 weeks (12 hour flight). I spoke to my OB about it and I am really not worried since I feel fine. She said to make sure and be really hydrated - she told me to drink exclusively water all day to help with this. I've to walk around regularly, massage my legs and wear flight stockings.



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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 15:21 PM   7
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I'm flying from uk to Poland for a wedding at the end of this month when I'll be 27w. I'm a nervous flyer as it is so I'm super anxious!

I'm seeing my mw next week so I'm going to speak to her about it then xx



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 15:54 PM   8
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Hi I work for an airline (cabin crew, but doing an office placement whilst pregnant) and you will be fine, flying whilst pregnant really isn't a bad thing. I would say make sure you tell the crew looking after you on the flight and I'm sure they will make you feel as comfortable as possible. I only worked long haul flights but we would advise to get up and walk around to stretch your legs and to stay well hydrated. I would say stand when you can if the seatbelt signs are off and buy a bottle of water after passing security to take on with you (not sure if they would be able to give you one on the plane as supplies might be different as short haul) try not to worry and enjoy your trip away :-)



 
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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 17:23 PM   9
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I just flew from the UK to NYC and back at 25 and 26 weeks, respectively. and it was surprisingly easy. check with the airline to see if you need a note from your midwife (Aer Lingus said I did. I got one, and no one ever asked to see it). I made sure I got up every two hours and I drank two liters of water both ways (having to use the toilet made sure I got up every two hours). Once on each flight, i stood up and did some calf, foot, and inner thigh stretches in the corridor (though I don't know if you'll get that on a short flight). enjoy! you'll be fine!



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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 17:30 PM   10
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So long as you keep hydrated and move around every hour or so you should be fine. Check with the airline though in case they have restrictions.

I am flying at 22+4 to England and then at 23+4 back to Ireland (only a 55 minute flight and then again at 27+4 and 28+4 (same trip) and it's fine. Flying with Easyjet and their restrictions are no later than 32 weeks for multiple babies and 35 for one baby, (assuming no complications) no matter how long the flight. Some airlines require medical information to confirm due date and that you cleared to fly though.



 
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