flying while pregnant, i need advice... when are you too pregnant to take off!?
ok i need advice on this one because i have heard a lot of different things, for Christmas this year we are planning to visit family in another state. we go every year so the trip its self is nothing new however i will be 7 1/2- 8 months pregnant this year... i have talked to my doctor and of course she doesn't believe that any pregnant woman should be traveling 2 months from delivery, however my sister and SO think that its no big deal and that there shouldn't be a problem... i am not sure about it, i mean if it was by car then i maybe open to the idea but its a 5 hour plane ride and i don't even know if they will allow me to fly that far alone. i am pretty sure that they have some kind of rules for pregnant women and seeing that my doctor wont approve of the trip i cant get a note saying that its alright...
the plane tickets have already been booked, and seeing that the family hasn't seen the LO in 2 years and he wont be with us next year (BM has him next year) SO says there is no way we are not going, so if I'm not allowed on the plane then he is just going to give me money for a cab and i will have to spend Christmas ALONE!!!!
i really do want to go with the family for our Christmas trip but i have some real worries that i could go into labor early, among other things........ which could happen, but no one seems to think my worries are anything and have even gone as far as calling me selfish for not wanting to take part in the holiday or for wanting them to miss out. which isn't true, i just don't want to be alone or go into labor because of things..
AM I REALLY BEING SELFISH!? do i have anything to worry about with flying while pregnant? who has flown while pregnant and how far along were you?