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Flight travel during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   Hello
User :   I need some help of yours
Doctor :   I'm Dr.
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   At present I am in USA with my family and wife is pregnant
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   her last period day was 17-April
User :   and we tested at home and she found pregnant
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   as we r u in US for one more month and our insurance don't cover all this
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I have 2 questions: Doctor :   Ok.
User :   1 we are planning to go LA on weekend by flight of 1 hours. Is it safe for her to travel to LA?
User :   2) Is it safe for her to travel from US to India by plane in June as she will be preg of 2 1/2 months
Doctor :   Did she consult any gynecologist?
User :   Just to add we are planning to go LA on 28th
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   I tried asking gyn there but haven't got appointment
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   Can you help me in this?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   I shall help you.
User :   so please suggest?
Doctor :   She can travel in flight,
User :   what should do?
User :   on coming 28th
User :   ?
Doctor :   Unless there is some problem with her pregnancy
User :   and in June end from US
User :   Problem like?
User :   For your info we have a kid of 11 month and last delivery was normal one
Doctor :   Like hypertension, diabetes,
Doctor :   Problems with the placenta.
User :   no nothing as such
User :   just she is tensed and worried
Doctor :   Does any genera problems with flight?
User :   not really
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Is this her first pregnancy?
User :   no
User :   we have 11 month baby
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Then she is fine to travel.
User :   till which month she can travel
Doctor :   7 month.
User :   its her inital month
User :   is safe for to travel in 1st 2nd and 3 rd month
Doctor :   But she has to get examination first to rule any complication
User :   as flight be around 18 hours
User :   okay
Doctor :   It is safe to travel
User :   ok
User :   examination like?
User :   we are worried n tesned
Doctor :   General examination, ultra sound, etc
User :   we are just thinking that this weekend shall she be travel to LA by flight which is 1 hour flight and come back after 2 days by flight
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   as it will be 6 weeks preg
Doctor :   I will tell the condition which pregnant women can't travel.
User :   please
Doctor :   Placenta praevia
Doctor :   pre eclampsia
Doctor :   severe anaemia
Doctor :   sickle cell disease.
User :   ok by all these words like new to me so not sure wat that
Doctor :   If your wife comes under any of these conditions.
Doctor :   Then only one has to avoid air travel.
User :   agreed but what does these means?
User :   Placenta praevia
User :   pre eclampsia
User :   they are medical terms
Doctor :   Means problem with the placenta.
User :   but still baby tooo small how can we find with abt placenta
Doctor :   pre eclampsia is hypertension during pregnancy
User :   she is only 6 weeks preg
Doctor :   These thing can be said only by gynecologist after examination.
User :   okay
User :   a she is 6 week preg do she require some medicine
Doctor :   Is there any thing else i can help you with?
User :   as if now
Doctor :   What medicine are taking about?
User :   nothing
User :   no medicine
User :   she is taking
User :   like Vitamins
User :   and others does she require that
Doctor :   She can continue, no problems.
User :   ok last wats about her diet
User :   what to eat what not to eat?
Doctor :   Healthy diet, no fried food, or constipating food, Green leafy vegetables,
User :   ok
Doctor :   Calcium supplements.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Adequate rest.
User :   thats all from my side
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done.
User :   ok
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