Can I Fly When Pregnant?

Can I Fly When Pregnant?

Air Travel Myths

Not only do we get myths about fertility when we’re trying to get pregnant – there are a also lot of misinformation floating around when it comes to pregnancy and air travel. Many people think that air travel of all types is off limits to pregnant women, and that they should avoid traveling at all costs during pregnancy. However, that is not always the case. Read on to find out more about air travel and pregnancy. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

When It’s Safe

For the most part, air travel during pregnancy is completely and totally safe. Most women who are progressing normally in pregnancy can fly for the entire duration of their pregnancy. Most women can fly without any problems up into their eighth month. Beyond that, some airlines might ask for a letter from your doctor stating that it is safe for you to fly.

However, the vast majority of women have no issues flying throughout their pregnancy. Your doctor can reassure you whether or not flying is safe. You can be confident, though, that if your doctor says that it is okay for you to fly, there is no reason to be concerned about air travel during your pregnancy

When It’s Not Safe

You should always talk to your doctor about flying during pregnancy to make sure it is safe for your case. Sometimes, if a woman is having a high risk pregnancy, or if she is beyond week 36 in her pregnancy, the doctor will recommend that she avoid flying, just to be safe.

If you have had a difficult pregnancy, or your doctor is concerned about your health or the health of your baby, it is probably not going to be a good idea for you to fly. Doctors also recommend avoiding flights on smaller planes during pregnancy, since the decreased air pressure on smaller planes can cause a lowered level of oxygen in the blood. Major airlines with pressurized cabins are not a risk however.

What To Remember

There are a few tips to remember about flying during pregnancy that can help make your flight a more comfortable one. The first, and most important tip, is to remember to always check with your doctor before flying, just to make sure there is nothing to worry about. Also, you should try to choose an aisle seat, which will give you more room to stretch your legs, and make it easier for you to make 1000 trips to the tiny bathroom.

Make sure to drink plenty of fluids during your flight, since the lowered pressure can cause dehydration if you’re not careful. Also, make sure that you always fasten the seat belt underneath your pregnant belly. If you follow these simple tips, you should be good to go when it comes to airline travel during pregnancy!

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.