Midwife Appointments

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by PrincessSoph, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. PrincessSoph

    PrincessSoph Well-Known Member

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    how important are they?

    I know they are obviously important but I have one booked for 27 weeks on 12th May but I was due to go back to Germany for 20days on the 3rd of May. Do you think its a bad idea to go for it at 29 weeks?

    I could fly out the day after my appointment but I know many airlines dont allow pregnant ladies on who are over 27 weeks.
     
  2. MaryJ

    MaryJ Mom of 1 soon to be 2!

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    Go on the vacation. It's going to be the last one you get for a little while. I went on 2 week vacation at about 34-36 weeks - didn't fly though. If you're really worried about it see if you can get the appt. schedule for the day before you leave and/or the day afteryou get back. Also, many airlines do let you fly well into the 3rd trimester. Call the airline and find out for sure. You may just need a note clearing you to fly.
     
  3. joeyjo

    joeyjo Mum to 2boys, growing #3

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    Airlines will let you fly at 27weeks but some need a note from your doctor - usually the cheaper airlines like easyjet. Other airlines (swiss air) don't request a doctors note until 32 weeks..... Most of them are happy to take you up to 36weeks if you have a note.

    Might be worth asking the midwives if they think you'd be OK to wait until 29weeks; I think it would be fine but i'd double check.
     
  4. Mary Jo

    Mary Jo Mummy to Adam and Joel

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    they take blood at the 28 week appointment but I can't see it'd make much difference to be a little late. I'd go, and enjoy it!
     
  5. sezzlebum

    sezzlebum Guest

    i dont have one till 28+6 thats for my bloods etc so just ring and rearrange it shouldnt be a problem so long as you go when you get back xxxxxx
     
  6. KimE

    KimE mum of 2

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    My next midwife appointment is at 28 1/2 weeks so I don't think they are exact about when they need to see you. Also, Airberlin (who I use regularly) take expecting mothers up to 4 weeks before EDC with a fit to fly certificate - maybe because its only just over an hour flight and other airlines will be the same? :plane:
     

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