We are relocating to my hometown from Europe and I cannot decide whether it makes a difference to fly at 28 weeks or at 30 weeks. Pregnancy is going well so far. I am also under contract at work and would like to stay at my job as long as I can. But of course I don't want to risk a later flight if two weeks make a difference. Has anyone traveled in their third trimester? (The airline flies pregnant women up to 36 weeks so that should not be a problem.) The flights are relatively short, 3, 2.5 and 5 hours each with plenty of rest in between.
Any experience in this area would be greatly appreciated!
I would personally fly up until about 34/35 weeks - after that I'd just be concerned about going into labor early (on the plane away from medical facilities).
I've done it. Flew from US to Romania in my third trimester. Don't see why it would matter much between 28 or 30 weeks. Whichever works better with your schedule should be fine.
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I'll be traveling from Boston to California at 32 and 36 weeks. I talked it over with my mw, and she is more concerned about staying hydrated and wearing a seat belt than pretrm labor.
If everything is going well for you and your care provider doesn't see a reason not to, I don't see why 2 weeks would make a difference.
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Make sure you get a doctor's note with time enough to rework your plans is necessary. I found myself with 3 places to go and grounded from flying or driving more than 1 hr away from a hospital.
And I felt (still feel!!) great. :-/ I don't mean to scare you or be too pathologistic, just speaking from the heart.
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