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Pregnant. Is it safe to travel in during pregnancy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My wife is pregnant. 27th week is running now.
User:We are now in mumbai and planning to go back to our home town
User:is it ok to travel by flight during week 30 ?
User:train might be safe, but its 36 hours journey from here
Doctor:Travelling is most often allowed in the second trimester (beween 3rd to 6th month).
Doctor:But considered a bit risker at a later stage.
User:how about 30th week, 6 months are already over and 7th has just started
Doctor:At 30th week, there is a small risk.
Doctor:Let me explain.
Doctor:There are a few conditions which predisposes a pregnant women for early labor, antepartum hemorrhage and even fetal compromise.
Doctor:Siting at the other end of the computer without the complete details /examination of your wife
Doctor:it would be very difficult to predict the possilities that can arise due to the travel.
Doctor:Hence I always recommend every one to discuss with the doctor who has been performing
Doctor:the antenatal check ups.
Doctor:She can fly if there are no contraindications.
Doctor:So please do contact her Obstetrician before taking up any travel - flight or train.
Doctor:at the 30th week.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no.. i got ur point
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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