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Flying or traveling in pregnancy Dr. Angelface 2 kids; California 8236 posts
26th Jan '13

What is the latest you flew on an airplane while you were pregnant?



I have to go to nyc (i live in california) possibly at the end of march. i'm due june 8th.



I'm wondering if i drove if that would change anything.



thoughts?

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
26th Jan '13

I flew up until 37 weeks. No issues.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
26th Jan '13

I flew internationally (Europe to california) when I was 30 and 32 weeks pregnant. As long as you are not high risk, you can usually fly before 36 weeks without a doctor's note. After 36 weeks, you need a doctor's note and should contact the airline to double check what their policy is.

castaway 2 kids; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 18954 posts
26th Jan '13

It's completely safe to fly, and the only reason airlines restrict it in the last month is they don't want a mid flight delivery. I flew to London at 20 weeks with my second pregnancy, and from AZ to PA at 32 with my first.

Dr. Angelface 2 kids; California 8236 posts
26th Jan '13

i am high risk due to my age and previous miscarriages.
does that change anything?

Boy oh Boy! Due May 23; Chicago, Illinois 63 posts
26th Jan '13
Quoting Dr. Angelface:" i am high risk due to my age and previous miscarriages. does that change anything?"

I would definitely talk to your doctor if your planning on flying after 34ish weeks. Before then, your totally fine unless told other wise.

dream 2 kids; Linz, Ob, Austria 59797 posts
27th Jan '13
Quoting Dr. Angelface:" i am high risk due to my age and previous miscarriages. does that change anything?"


I would just ask your doctor what they recommend then. Sometimes they want to see you right before you travel/fly (like the week before) to formally check that everything's ok.