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Q. can pregnant women fly in airplanes? Please reply me asap. Thank You.
My wife is having the symptoms of pregnancy. We have planned to go on a tour to London. I have a doubt; can pregnant women fly in airplanes? Please reply me asap. Thank You.
|A1||If you have a normal, healthy pregnancy, it can be perfectly safe to fly during most of it. Discuss your trip plans with your doctor or midwife, however, before booking your flight. In certain high-risk cases, your healthcare provider may advise you to stay close to home throughout your pregnancy.|
You may find that your second trimester — weeks 14 to 27 — is a perfect time to fly. Once you're past the first trimester, in all likelihood your morning sickness will be behind you, your energy levels will be higher, and your chances of miscarriage will be low. However, you shouldn't travel after 36 weeks.
in early pregnancy, you'd better consult with your ob-gyn doctor first.
|A2||Surely, women can fly during pregnancy. As long as you are fit and in good health, you can safely travel in airplanes. As long as everything is fine, air travel does NOT increase the risk of miscarriage or pre-term labor, and poses no other risks to you or your child.|
All airlines make up their own rules and regulations regarding pregnant women. Some do not restrict travel at all, no matter what stage of pregnancy a women is in, and others start to restrict at 7 months, although the majority restrict around 36 weeks. Some airlines would also expect you to produce fitness certificate being issued by your physician.
|A3||The lowered cabin pressures (kept at the equivalent of 1,524-2,438 meters [5,000-8,000 feet]) affect fetal oxygenation minimally because of the favorable fetal hemoglobin-oxygen dynamics. |
and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) states that women with healthy, single pregnancies can fly safely up to 36 weeks’ gestation.
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