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  • andy 11-02-08 | 03:59 PM
  • When we learned we have a little one developing we already had air tickets for Christmas holidays booked and paid for. We are now worried whether we should go or not (tickets were non-refundable) and overall cancel the holiday. My wife would be in 13th week when flying out and 15th when coming back. One way we have one trans-Atlantic flight and two connections - total 3 flights in a row. Not a problem normally, but is it a risk now? Anyone has real experience/data on this?
  • eek042900 eek042900's Avatar 11-02-08 | 05:02 PM


    I have never flown while pregnant, but I found this on Yahoo! Answers:


    Last edited by eek042900; 11-02-08 at 05:05 PM..
  • andy 11-02-08 | 05:14 PM
  • Heh...
    Seems I have to write more posts before I can see your reply.
  • Dopey406 Dopey406's Avatar 11-02-08 | 08:57 PM
  • You shouldn't have a problem flying as long as your wife gets up and walks around frequently to keep the blood moving in her legs.

    Also, flying dehydrates the body so make sure she's drinking plenty of water.

    Otherwise, enjoy your trip!!

    to TBC!
  • MrsS1stbaby MrsS1stbaby's Avatar 11-03-08 | 12:29 PM
  • You should consult her doctor....every pregnancy is different and the doctor will let you know if they think there are any risks. Normally the 2nd trimester is when it's okay to travel, which is what you are in now and will be in when you fly. But, I would always consult with the doctor.

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