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Is it okay to fly during pregnancy? i'll be 21 weeks by then.

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Asked by kb81888 at 10:06 AM on Apr. 26, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 10:08 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • You'll be fine. You shouldn't fly once your due date gets close, because they don't want you going into labor in the air. Just be sure to walk around to get the circulation going in your legs.

    Answer by musicpisces at 10:15 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Yes, though go ahead and clear it with your doctor just to make sure. I flew at about that stage in my pregnancy and it was no problem. It was approximately a 3 hour flight and other than having to get up to go to the bathroom, it wasn't a big deal.

    Answer by jmpj8107 at 10:18 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • i would call and ask the doctor

    Answer by mommie_of02 at 10:21 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Yes, it is. I've flown while pg, and I know many women who have, as well. I know the military has no problem letting pg women fly (active duty and dependents) in the first 2 trimesters. After that, it depends on how far along you are, where you're going / how long the flight is, how your pg is going, etc.


    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 10:38 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • yes, im calling my doctor today. I actually have an ultrasound may 3rd then 3 weeks later to determine the sex (may 23rd). we were planning a honeymoon in paris. so it is a long flight. We will see!

    Comment by kb81888 (original poster) at 10:44 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • I was cleared to fly, and given a doctor's note, at 26 weeks - went from Omaha NE to Miami FL, 6 day cruise, then flew back. Had no problems.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:18 AM on Apr. 26, 2011

  • Yay, my doctor said it was completely fine. just to get a seat that is on the isle so i can get up with out being a pain!

    Comment by kb81888 (original poster) at 4:08 PM on Apr. 26, 2011

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