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Can I travel by air during 6 weeks of pregnancy and do I need to consult a doctor ?

hello Dr. chetna, my name is sarita and im 30 yrs old. im 6 weeks pregnant . my LMP is 6th march 2011.i have not seen any doctor right now.i did home pregnancy test which came out positive. i had an ectopic pregnancy last 1 n half yrs back. i havent tried being pregnant after that. now when i came and joined my husband 6 month back, we were tryin to have a baby but it dint click, but luckily this time it worked and here im pregnant. now my question is i wanted to travel to india from bahrain on 3rd may. can i travel and when should i visit a doctor?
Sat, 21 Jan 2012
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Dear Saritadhiman,first of all congratulations on being pregnant.Ideally one should see a doctor as soon as pregnant because you need to take some vitamins like folic acid in first 3 months to avoid risk of birth defect in baby.It is always advisable that before you plan your travel you should have primary examination done by gynecologist.Your doctor may ask some investigations like ultrasound to see that everything is doing fine.then you are welcome to India.
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