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28 weeks pregnant, planning to travel, risk of pre-term delivery - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Good afternoon sir
User :   I am expecting
User :   I am seven months pregnant
User :   I just wanted to know if it s ok for me to travel in my seventh month
Doctor :   Are you following up with your doctors regularl?
Doctor :   *regularly?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other associated illness associated with pregnancy?
User :   they have said before I leave I should consult them I am planning a journey by train 24 hrs travel and bak to pune by plane
User :   i.e. 2 hrs
User :   no illness
Doctor :   Generally pregnant women can travel between 3-6 months of pregnancy.
Doctor :   It is not considered safe to travel in the first 3 months and the last 3 months.
User :   when i will travel i will be in 28th week and will be bak by 29th week
User :   or 30th week
Doctor :   in terms of week, travelling is not considered safe before 12 weeks and after 24 weeks.
Doctor :   As travel can induce labour, resulting in preterm delivery.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Having said that, your gynecologist who will evaluate you
User :   ok in case if she allows only then i should travel
Doctor :   will be the best person to suggest if you are fit to travel.
User :   ya correct
User :   lets leave it on her
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Is this your first pregnancy?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   any precautions from your end
Doctor :   Travelling now, has a small risk of preterm delivery.
Doctor :   The chances and risks will be mentioned to you after the examination.
Doctor :   If your doctor finds that the risk is too high, he or she will advise you against the travel.
Doctor :   So your doctor's are the right person to tell you if you can travel or have to avoid them.
Doctor :   if you are travelling, it is advisable that you keep lying for most of the time.
Doctor :   Drink enough fluids.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
Doctor :   Is there any other query?
User :   yes
User :   no thanks
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Wish you a safe journey.
User :   thank u
User :   doctor
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bye
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