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Is Travelling By Air Safe During Pregnancy?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Nov 2017
Question: We are planning a baby and have a question pertaining to this. Considering the chances of conceiving:
1. Should my wife avoid traveling (train or air) if that impacts the chances?
2. Would exercise (walking on treadmill or jogging) create issues with conceiving and should they be avoided?

Are there any specific activities or food habits that should be avoided durnig this phase?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Travel and light exercise allowed

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I have gone through your question and understand the concerns.
1. Travel by train or air do not affects the chances of Pregnancy or has any adverse effect on pregnancy when one has just conceived.
2. Light exercise like mild jogging and walking should be continued, while heavy exercises, gym and aerobics should be avoided.
3. She should avoid excessive tea, coffee, chinese food and take folic acid tablet once a day till 3 months of confirmed Pregnancy.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
OBGYN
Maternal and fetal medicine specialist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (29 minutes later)
Hi,

Thanks for the answer. It definitely helps a lot.

Would you think travel by road should be avoided? Also, are there any more considerations to increase chances of conceiving?

Regards!
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Follow fertile period

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Road travel can be taken if the road is smooth.
Bumpy roads should be avoided.
Intercourse should be in the fertile period, which is from day 8 to day 22 of the cycle, increases the chances of conception.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (48 minutes later)
Thanks.

Does she need to avoid any particular food (fruits, vegetables or spices)?
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (9 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Papaya

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear, papaya, brinjal should be avoided.
No other food item is known to affect the conception or pregnancy.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Deepti Verma (1 hour later)
Thanks a lot Dr. XXXXXXX Really appreciate your inputs and you bearing with your nagging questions/follow-ups.

Thanks again.
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Answered by Dr. Deepti Verma (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Happy to help

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
I am happy to have helped you.
You can get back to me anytime for further queries by asking a direct question to me on this site by using' Ask this doctor' facility.
Regards
Dr Deepti Verma
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Is Travelling By Air Safe During Pregnancy?

Brief Answer: Travel and light exercise allowed Detailed Answer: Hi dear, I have gone through your question and understand the concerns. 1. Travel by train or air do not affects the chances of Pregnancy or has any adverse effect on pregnancy when one has just conceived. 2. Light exercise like mild jogging and walking should be continued, while heavy exercises, gym and aerobics should be avoided. 3. She should avoid excessive tea, coffee, chinese food and take folic acid tablet once a day till 3 months of confirmed Pregnancy. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards Dr Deepti Verma OBGYN Maternal and fetal medicine specialist