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Is travelling safe during second trimester?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: My question is for my wife. Currently she is residing here in Saudi Arabia and she will be back soon in the Philippines on March 26, 2016. On that day, she will be 11 week pregnant (from LMP on January 7, 2016). Now she needs to go back to the Philippines on that day whether she like it or not because her Visit Visa will expire on March 29, 2016. Now, here are my questions:

1. Is it safe for her to travel?
2. When she travels, what she should do prior to her travelling date?

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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,she can travel.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care.
I have gone through your history and understand your concerns.
Congratulations on her pregnancy!
Yes,she can travel as she is almost enter in second trimester.
She should fly for short duration, avoid long duration journey, avoid outside food, keep her medicine along with her and take comfortable seat in plane.

Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information.
Good luck.
Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Richa Agarwal (32 minutes later)
Thank you Dr. XXXXXXX I would like to ask about the flight duration of time because it takes 12 hours to travel from Saudi Arabia to Philippines. Is it ok for her? I am so glad to know that it is safe for her to travel, I hope that 12 hours travel time will not affect the condition of our baby. Thank you once again. Regards, XXXXXXX

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Answered by Dr. Richa Agarwal (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Break journey is advised.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear,
Sorry for such a long delay in my response.
12 hours journey is quite a long one.
So break journey is advised, if possible.
She should take a complete rest during flight.
She should move around and do some leg movement ( to prevent DVT).
Keep her medicine and follow her doctor advised.
Hope found useful.
Good luck.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Is travelling safe during second trimester?

Brief Answer: Yes,she can travel. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, Thanks for trusting hcm about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Congratulations on her pregnancy! Yes,she can travel as she is almost enter in second trimester. She should fly for short duration, avoid long duration journey, avoid outside food, keep her medicine along with her and take comfortable seat in plane. Hope found useful, feel free to ask more information. Good luck. Regards