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Is traveling by air considered safe during the second trimester of pregnancy?

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Posted on Fri, 4 Jan 2019
Question: Is it safe to travel via flight during pregnancy in second trimester.
Travel duration - 1hrs 15 min
Pregnancy week - 20th and 23rd (to and fro flights)

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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Safe to travel.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.

It shows safe to travel by air in the second trimester of pregnancy, provided that there are no medical complications like cardiac disorder and no obstetrical conditions like placenta previa or short cervix.

In a normal pregnancy, the safe time to travel by air is between 12-32 weeks, there can be slight variations in different flight rules.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Regards,
Dr. Deepti Verma, OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine
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Is traveling by air considered safe during the second trimester of pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Safe to travel. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. It shows safe to travel by air in the second trimester of pregnancy, provided that there are no medical complications like cardiac disorder and no obstetrical conditions like placenta previa or short cervix. In a normal pregnancy, the safe time to travel by air is between 12-32 weeks, there can be slight variations in different flight rules. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards, Dr. Deepti Verma, OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine