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Air travel safety during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   i just want to know the safe travel week for my wife
User :   her due date is March 7, is it ok if she travels on january end
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   26, Female,Married,117 pounds,164cms, dependant
Doctor :   most airlines have strict rules for pregnant travellers, wherein they are not permitted to travel if they are more than 32 weeks pregnant
Doctor :   Air travel may involve risk since the change in pressure may cause damage to the membranes of the uterus
User :   ok
Doctor :   it is also better not to take the non-pressurised cabins in the aircraft since a change in pressure is dangerous.
Doctor :   pregnancy is a time when utmost care should be taken of the pregnant womanâ??s health, by her own self and by others around her. Though travel is certainly not prohibited during pregnancy, it may have to be undertaken with a few precautions so that the health of the mother and child is not compromised
User :   but i saw that singapore airlines will allow upto 35 weeks
Doctor :   but still u need keep these points in mind
Doctor :   if she travels out
Doctor :   beyond 32 weeks
User :   thanks Doctor
Doctor :   as far as possible
User :   bye
Doctor :   avoid travelling
Doctor :   bye
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