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Thread: Flying late in preg

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    Default Flying late in preg

    i was just wondering what the ideas on flying late in the third trimester....

    ok or to be avoided....




    liz

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    Liz- I would probably think it was OK as long as your ob/midwife does a check of your health prior to leaving. Also, depends if you mind possibly having the baby at your destination or at home - there is a risk of that. Plus, depends on the medical car available at your destination. Just play it by ear and see how you and your baby are progressing......Hmmmm a holiday sounds good prior to bubs arriving....

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    My insurance agency said they don't cover you if you're over 34 weeks (though that could be a pregnancy-brain incorrect memory)? I also read that you shouldn't fly when you're over 37 weeks (not sure where I read it though....ring the airline perhaps?).

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    Some airlines have rules about flying when pg ie not after 37 weeks etc. Also if you have insurance check to see if you are covered. We went OS when I was 7 months and I found a company who covered both me and the baby if we went into labour while we were away.

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    My sister is a flight attendant with Qantas. She wasn't allowed to fly after 7mths and was grounded from then on.
    Not sure of the actual procedures, may be worth giving them a call before you actually make plans or book anything.

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    I fly a bit with work and told work that I would not fly in late pg so my last one was at 30 weeks while pg. My feet swelled and I couldn't get my shoes on and the tray didn't go down but everything else was okay and I now have a perfectly healthly baby. Oh, and just a tip to remember where you parked your car. I lost mine and there were 4 staff looking for it and they thought I was going to give birth in the carpark!

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