We are all looking forward to and making plans about the upcoming vacation days during Easter. Many of you are probably planning to return home, travel or even go abroad. That is why we decided to share with you this short but important information about flying during pregnancy.
If you are having a normal pregnancy without complications, there is no reason to give up your flight. However, it is always best to consult with your obstetrician-gynecologist before booking the tickets.
Some airlines do not allow pregnant women on board after the 32nd week of gestation. Others require a signed document from the treating obstetrician-gynecologist, confirming that flying is not contraindicated for their patient. Read the rules of your chosen airline before the flight in order to be prepared.
Do you remember the story about baby Nikolai who was born in August, 2017 during a flight from Bogota (Colombia) to Frankfurt (Germany)? Although he was born prematurely, his mother was lucky enough to have 3 doctors on board. With their help Nikolai was born without complications. Although such things occur rarely, do the responsible thing! Consult with your treating physician before undertaking such trips!
How to make your flight more enjoyable?
- Select a seat near the aisle. This way you can get up, walk around or go to the toilet more easily.
- Drink plenty of water to save yourself from the dry air on the plane.
- Have fun, you are going on holiday after all!
Travelling by other modes of transportation is not contraindicated during pregnancy, as long as all safety rules are followed.