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    Is travelling by flight safe during first trimester?

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 in Women's Health
Question: Hi, my wife is pregnent and is in around 7 or 8 week. We have a family tour planned to XXXXXXX long back. Is it safe to travel by air, train and car during this time?
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes,she can travel.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
Congratulations on her pregnancy!
Yes,she can travel by plane for short period of time.
As she is in her first trimester usually she should avoid travelling but in her case,as everything is normal so she can travel by plane with all safety precautions advise by her doctor.
She should avoid outside food and keep all the necessary medicines along with her.
Hope found useful, feel free to discuss more information.
Good luck.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal 9 hours later
Thanks alot. We will be travelling for nearly 10 days in XXXXXXX XXXXXXX and XXXXXXX It was a family trip which was planned long ago so I was in a confusion whether it will be fine or not. Kindly share what precausions to be taken while travelling and having outside food.
Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal 12 hours later
Brief Answer:
Precautions advised.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Sorry for such a long delay in my response.
Your journey days are quite long but ok with some precautions she can travel.
She should eat only hygienically and freshly prepared food.
Drink a lot of water.
Avoid long hours and rough journey.
Took treatment as advised.
She can take progesterone support after consulting with doctor.
Take proper rest.
Hope found useful.
Good luck
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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