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My baby is due sometime in March and we are thinking about maybe taking a trip in January or Febuary. Does anyone know if I would have problems flying while pregnant? I mean, with the rules of flight...<br><br>
American Airlines says:<br><br>
"<b>Traveling While Pregnant</b><br><br><i>In addition to the information below, please also be aware that a medical certificate is required if you will be traveling within 4 weeks of your delivery date in a normal, uncomplicated pregnancy<br><br>
Domestic Travel (Not Including Travel Over Water)<br>
For domestic flights under 5 hours, travel is not permitted within 7 days before and after your delivery date. If you should need to travel within 7 days before or after delivery, a medical certificate is required as well as clearance from our Special Assistance Coordinator.<br><br>
International/Over Water Travel<br>
For international travel or any flights over the water, travel is not advised within 30 days of the due date, unless you are examined by an obstetrician within 48 hours of outbound departure and certified in writing as medically stable for flight. Travel within 10 days of the due date for International travel must have clearance from our Special Assistance Coordinators. Travel within 7 days after delivery requires clearance as well.</i>"<br><br>
OK. Since this is a UP/UC, I have no doctor to give me a note. What do you do in this situation?? Now if I travel within 4 weeks for a small trip do I need to LIE about my due date? Anyone with experience in this?
 

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I always tell people to do what they feel they want to do in regards to flying. Stay hydrated and get up often to move around (to the bathroom), too.<br><br>
I would just lie and say you're 6 weeks from your due date. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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And since you have no doctor for a note, I'd also imagine you wouldn't be have a specific, official (and virtually meaningless) due date that was closer than 4 wks. to when you were flying... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">....<br><br>
Happy trails!
 

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But I do - somewhat.<br><br>
I had an ultrasound at 16 or 17 weeks after having gushes of blood pour out of me for no reason. Everything is fine, but I do have a confirmation of pregnancy and an EDD.<br><br>
I just havent seen anyone before or since in this UP.
 

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I say that if you are really feeling the need to travel that close to your EDD, and you really wanna go, then GO GO GO! At least you get to fly!<br><br>
Besides, if you get to your destination and have the baby, then... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
have fun!
 

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I flew to Hawaii at 37 weeks and went to the trouble of getting a note from my midwife. No one asked for it even though I told them how far along I was. I went on 4 different legs and two different airlines.
 

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I wouldn't really worry. I don't think they'd really ask. I travelled the end of May (due end of July) but I was big <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> and no one asked.<br><br>
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I travelled at 30 weeks and was huge (already measuring full-term). No one blinked. I wouldn't worry about it.
 
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