Is flying safe?

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by BabyL0Ve, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. BabyL0Ve

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    Is flying safe during first tri? :baby:
     
  2. Loki

    Loki Guest

    My wife's job involves travel and she flew sometimes twice a week during her first trimester: her OB/GYN informed her that flying while in the first trimester is fine.
     
  3. venusrockstar

    venusrockstar ~Aspiring Photographer~

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    I am travelling in May 2010 for my sister's wedding in the Dominican. I will be around 7 months pregnant. I talked to the travel consultant about it and she responded with this:

    Up to 35 weeks of pregnancy, women may travel without restriction

    Women between their 36th and 39th week of pregnancy are only accepted for travel with a doctor's note dated less than 24 hours prior to the date of travel

    After 39 weeks of pregnancy, women will not be accepted for travel
     
  4. BabyL0Ve

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    Oh wow..i heard that no flying close to 9 months..
     
  5. WhosThatGirl

    WhosThatGirl Mommy of 4 amazing kids!

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    Here you can fly until 36 weeks on most airlines, and after that you just need a note from your doctor. I flew to Las Vegas (3 hour flight) 7 months pregnant before and and was just fine! I also flew there 8 weeks pregnant.
     
  6. CameraGirl

    CameraGirl Mummy

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    I am planing flying home from Maryland to Scotland at around 5/6 months and was wondering the same thing, how safe it was!.
     
  7. BabyL0Ve

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    I guess best answer will be from a doctor just to make sure because googling it there's so many different answers to it..
     
  8. bek74

    bek74 Mum of 5

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    It is supposed to be perfectly safe during 1st, 2nd and begining of 3rd tri
     
  9. TrishyC

    TrishyC Mum of 2!

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    Yeah, I think everyone is different. I flew from Italy to Australia (19hrs total, with a 2hr standby in between flights) at 7mths and had a breezy time of it.
     
  10. beachlover1

    beachlover1 Pregnant and mummy of one

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    I am flying next week, 8 hours @ 9 weeks.

    My MW said its fine
    1) get an aisle seat
    2) walk at least once an hour
    3) drink LOADS of water (thats why you need the aisle seat for loo breaks)
    4) wear flight socks
    5) wiggle yr ankles lots
    So, not a problem!!

    Bring on holidays ;-) x
     
  11. princessellie

    princessellie Pregnant with #3

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    i was going to ask this cos im flying to turkey to see my family for leylas birthday and i will be around 11 weeks, glad to hear its fine :D

    x
     
  12. lauralora

    lauralora Well-Known Member

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    completley fine, i flew at 8 weeks and 9 weeks xx
     
  13. crossroads

    crossroads Co-creator of a boy &girl

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    I'm flying to Florida in 2 weeks (8 hour flight). Midwife said it would be fine.

    I'm getting married!! :D
     
  14. BabyL0Ve

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    Congrats! I am flying to FL too but to visit my parents :) Where in FL?
     
  15. crossroads

    crossroads Co-creator of a boy &girl

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    Orlando. We're having a Disneyworld wedding!! :cloud9::cloud9::cloud9:

    When do you fly? x
     
  16. BabyL0Ve

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    Aw cute, we are flying either on the 26th or 27th..
     
  17. jenniferannex

    jenniferannex Well-Known Member

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    i flew at 23 weeks pregnant, i went to costa brava in spain which wasnt bad as it was only a 2 hour flight!just drink alot and move about while u can, also move your ankles alot so they dont swell!! hava good hol!! =)
     
  18. BabyL0Ve

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    Thanks :thumbup:
     
  19. a_c

    a_c mummy to one

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    We were waiting to try until March as we're going to Western USA (11hr flight) then. Do you think we could ttc now then as it would be okay to fly long haul in T1?
     
  20. kelly2903

    kelly2903 mum2princess an expectin

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    my dr told me when i was preg with lilly i could fly in the 1st tri it was fine..... i have tryed to get a hol in before this bump is due but would be going with my parents in june and the airline state that if when flying back you are 34 you cant fly with them.... and between 29-33 weeks theywant a drs note to say your fit to fly xxx
     

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