The holidays are time of great anticipation, excitement & lots of joy. At times can bring stress. Although it is perfectly safe to travel during pregnancy, one needs to do some extra planning and take a few additional precautions.
The safest time for a pregnant women to travel is during the 2nd trimester (14 through 28 weeks of pregnancy), least danger of preterm labour or miscarriage.
Common pregnancy emergencies usually happen in the 1st & 3rd trimester. In the first 12weeks of pregnancy, there is high risk of miscarriage. After 28 weeks, biggest issue with travel is the risk of preterm labour.
When you are traveling by air, domestic airlines normally do not allow women who are pregnant above 36 weeks while international flights it’s after 28 weeks. But it’s always best you confirm with your airlines. You may also require a “fit to fly” medical certificate from your treating Obstetrician prior to flying. Make sure to book an aisle seat if possible, so that it’s easy to get up and stretch your legs.
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