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lekhanorapthi

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Air travel during pregnancy safe?
« on: October 02, 2012, 10:37:05 AM »
Hi i am on my 8th month and i want to know whether air travel during pregnancy is safe or not especially near the beginning or end of pregnancy??
please answer i am planning to travel this month .

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Re: Air travel during pregnancy safe?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 10:42:01 AM »
Generally, commercial air travel during pregnancy is considered safe for women who are healthy. if you're pregnant, it's best to check with your gynecologist before you take a decision..

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Re: Air travel during pregnancy safe?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 11:00:03 AM »
Also for those who have disease like sickle cell anemia, clotting disorders and placental insufficiency might have complications .
In that case you have to avoid traveling especially after 36 weeks of pregnancy.
I think the best time to fly is in your middle(14-25 weeks) of your pregnancy.

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Re: Air travel during pregnancy safe?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 11:03:57 AM »
In case if there any urgency, what are the things should i need to check and follow??I mean what are the guidelines should i know ?

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Re: Air travel during pregnancy safe?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 11:13:56 AM »
If you must fly frequently during your pregnancy, discuss it with your doctor. Guidelines for pregnant women may vary by carrier and destination..
There are certain things you need to follow.
-Check the airline's policy.
-Request for a comfortable and spacious seat to sit.
-Buckle up and be careful when you fasten the lap belt under your abdomen and across the tops of your thighs.
-If possible walk occasionally.
-Drink plenty of water.