flying while pregnant

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-20-2008
flying while pregnant
4
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 10:50am

I'm not sure what the rules are with flying while pregnant. DH and I are planning to take DD somewhere down south around Christmas time, but I'm not sure if it'll be ok for me to go? anyone ever went on a trip while pregnant?

Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-2011
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 12:40pm

Of you pregnancy has been healthy and trouble free then there should be no restrictions on flying at that time of PG.

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-06-2011
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 12:49pm
I believe that is correct, just carry a note from your doc or midwife saying it is okay for you to be flying up to a certain time. With my son, I was told that I could fly up until 34 weeks with no problems, but had to clear it after that. I didn't fly at all during the pregnancy, but I did travel a lot up until I was about to pop.
Photobucket
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-12-2007
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 1:34pm
Fly away, friend! :) I flew to the UK and back to the southern US when I was pregnant with DS2. At the time I believe I was 17-19 weeks pregnant. As long as the pregnancy has been healthy it shouldn't be an issue. Just make sure to get up and walk every once in a while on the flight, as you're at a slightly higher risk for clots due to altitude.

Photobucket<

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-01-2011
Mon, 11-14-2011 - 2:05pm

On each airline's website, they will have a section that tells you what they allow in regards to pregnancy and how far along you can be.