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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Is flying safe during the second trimester of pregnancy?

Hello Dr. Andrew, many thanks for your time. I am 22 weeks pregnant. In my level 2 scan last week, the sonographer reported that I have border line amniotic fluid. The doctor advised me to drink a lot of water and relax. I have a business trip coming up in next two weeks. This is to my home town and a single meeting, so should not be hectic. But will involve flight of 6 hours. Could you please suggest if I can go ahead? Many thanks!
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
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Hi,

If you do not have any complication of pregnancy, you can safely air travel.
Second trimester is regarded as the golden period of pregnancy and has minimum discomfort.
Have an aisle seat during the journey and after every 20 minutes, take a stroll. Drink a lot of water and fluids to maintain a liquid state of blood and reduce the risk of DVT. Take your medicines with you.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. AJEET SINGH, General & Family Physician
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Is flying safe during the second trimester of pregnancy?

Hi, If you do not have any complication of pregnancy, you can safely air travel. Second trimester is regarded as the golden period of pregnancy and has minimum discomfort. Have an aisle seat during the journey and after every 20 minutes, take a stroll. Drink a lot of water and fluids to maintain a liquid state of blood and reduce the risk of DVT. Take your medicines with you. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. AJEET SINGH, General & Family Physician