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Is it safe to travel by flight when twenty four weeks pregnant?

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Hi I am 24 weeks pregnant at the moment and have to travel at the end of Sept on a 10 he it safe and what can be the worst consequencesthank u
Posted Wed, 12 Sep 2012 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 24 minutes later

Thanks for posting your query.

Yes, it is safe and you can travel during this time.

First of all your health care provider must approve air travel, ideally this is the best time to fly as you are almost in the middle of your pregnancy.

This is when you're likely to feel your best, and the risks of miscarriage and premature labor are the lowest.

When you fly take some precautions like:
>Choose your seat carefully. For the most space and comfort, request an aisle seat.
>Buckle up. During the trip, fasten the lap belt under your abdomen and across the tops of your thighs.
>Promote circulation. If possible, take occasional walks up and down the aisle. If you must remain seated, flex and extend your ankles often.
>Drink plenty of fluids. Low humidity in the cabin can lead to dehydration.

In general women with complicated pregnancies involving twins, hypertensive disease, severe nausea, placenta previa, preterm labor, and other pregnancy-related complications should not fly.

Your doctor is the best judge who can give advice on this.

I hope this helps you in taking an informed decision.

Wishing you all the best for time to come and happy journey.



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