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I am at 27 weeks in about 3 days, I may have to fly in about 3 weeks. What does anyone think or know about this? Any information and/or advice is appreciated.<br><br>
It would be about an 11 hour flight too, not a short one... although the pregnancy has been normal (thank G-d).<br><br>
Thanks so much!
 

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I am flying for Christmas at 28 and 30 weeks. The only limiting factor is how you feel and the airline you are flying with. I checked my airline (Air France) and they were happy to have pregnant women fly until 36 weeks. After 36 weeks they wanted a medical note saying you could fly. Most of the airlines I looked at said similar things.<br><br>
So, I would check your airline's policies, but chances are you will be fine! Stay hydrated, get up and move, and try to relax. There's no reason why flying is any different from driving, sitting at a desk, or anything else!<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I am flying for Christmas at 28 and 30 weeks. The only limiting factor is how you feel and the airline you are flying with. I checked my airline (Air France) and they were happy to have pregnant women fly until 36 weeks. After 36 weeks they wanted a medical note saying you could fly. Most of the airlines I looked at said similar things.<br><br>
So, I would check your airline's policies, but chances are you will be fine! Stay hydrated, get up and move, and try to relax. There's no reason why flying is any different from driving, sitting at a desk, or anything else!<br><br>
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Ditto this. Most airlines wont be concerned until the 36 week point. I would bring a note from your HCP no matter how far along you are though, just in case you 'look' bigger and they try to give you a hard time.
 

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Each airline has their own policies, but ditto what everyone else said. I flew a ton in my last pergnancy and never found an airline that had any concern until 36 weeks. I did fly at 37 weeks with a Dr note. One thing that I did find was nice to have was a Dr note stating me EDD. As I got bigger they didn't always buy it when I said...dont need clearance as I am only 33 weeks. Having the Dr note was a big help. Enjoy your trip!
 

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Ditto to every one else. Also make sure to drink plenty of water, and get up and walk the aisles every couple of hours.
 

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Thanks everyone for your replies and advice! I feel more confident now. Bon voyage to everyone else travelling while pregnant!
 

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Remember that (especially on an 11 hour flight) you are more susceptible to blood clots than most people. It is even more important for you to get up at least every two hours and preferably do jumping jacks or something to really get the circulation moving.
 

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I would also suggest compresion stockings. I had terrible swelling after I flew when pg with #1 and the flight was only 3 hrs long. I was about 32 weeks along and was never able to get rid of the swelling until I gave birth at 41 weeks. It was 9 weeks of swollen misery. Ditto to what everyone else said, but also get the compression stockings... not the most attractive or comfortable things to wear, but they may prevent a lot of problems!
 
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