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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:08 am 
I wd like to know is it safe to take up flight journey during pregnancy. Can somebody tell me from which week till which week Flight journey is safe. Any reference to websites will also be appreciated.

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Kisha


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 8:27 am 
I may be wrong but I beleive they say you can travel up until the last month adn then most airlines won't let you travel without a letter from your doctor. Here is somethin I found on Babycenter.co
http://www.babycenter.com/expert/pregna ... /2599.html



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http://www.babiesonline.com/babies/l/lilymace/


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:10 pm 
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My OB said I could travel until 36 weeks. After that they want you to stay in the area because labor can start at any time.

I flew my 29th and 31st week. The flights were short hops, but it's still tiring. Also my baby didn't seem to like take off and landing. The pressure change made him kick a lot. If you do decide to fly, make sure you have an aisle seat so it's easier for you to get up, either for the bathroom or just to walk around. Bring a big bottle of water since it's so dry in planes.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:35 am 
Well thanks for the replies.. Now let me put it more specific. I am planning to fly back home during my 15th week and planning to be back by 21st week. The thing is it is 9 hrs journey one way. Is it safe to fly such a long distance in the said weeks???

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Kisha


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:32 am 
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There shouldn't be a problem, but run it by your doctor first. I was told to just get up and walk around the plane every once in a while for longer flights


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:51 am 
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That is fine....I heard that they usually don't want you to take long flights past 6-7 months because some babies are born premature and it can be a liability for the airline. 15-21 weeks is fine just make sure you get up and walk and keep your blood flowing!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:25 am 
Thanks a lot for the replies. Yep. I will definetely check with the doc.


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