I am hearing so many conflicting stories about flying while pregnant. The doctor says it's ok but other people are saying it's dangerous?
I am due to go on a short flight (35 mins) and will be 7 weeks pregnant when I do.. Would love some opinions on this .. I did fly at 6 wks (didn't know I was pregnant) on DD so I'm not overly worried!
im not sure about the official standpoint is but i flew at 6/7 weeks-4 flights in total for wedding and honeymoon. i was a little anxious but all went ok except i felt so awful. ive had bad MS anyway, but on the flights i was sick and bloated and the smells just made the flights a torture. that was just my experience, but i know i wouldnt volunteer to fly again until babs is born. but if doc thinks its ok for you and you feel ok, i dont see a problem.
Nothing that I have heard or read makes me think there is any problem with flying while pregnant up till about 30 weeks. I've flown a few time in the last three weeks (short haul also) and was absolutely fine, although they do say that if you are suffering from monring sickness, you are likely to feel pretty crap in the air. Lots of wollies have flown without any problems, I'd take your doc's advice and ignore everyone else - like weddings, when it comes to pregnancy and babies, everyone has an opinion!!
I flew from Australia when I was 7 weeks pregnant ( I flew over to Oz 3 weeks earlier, but had no idea I was pregnant then) and I had absolutely no problems whatsoever. I felt fine and honeslty not a bit different from all other previous flights when I wasn't pregnant.
Everyone is different, and I was fortunate not to get any MS, but as far as I am concerned a 35 minute flight would be absolutely no problem whatsoever!
I did a one hour flight when i was 6-7 weeks, and a few more 3 hour ones since (i'm 11+4 now) and no probs. My doc said it was no problem.
I did a one hour flight twice in a day when I was 8 weeks, and same again when I was 9 weeks. There were no probs with this.
I think that if it was a long haul flight, you'd just need to check it with a doc first, especially if you re prone to high blood pressure, etc, or if you've had a history of m/c. I think the main concern with flying (in non-high risk pg) is the sickness, rather than anything that could go wrong.
Best of luck...
Dr told me it was fine to fly and I flew to the Canaries at 7 weeks. I had the worst two weeks of my life and bleed for the whole 2 weeks I was away. Spent most of my time in and out of hospital. I would never fly again when pregnant unless it was vital as it just is not worth the risk in my eyes
It's absolutely fine to fly at 7 weeks pregnant. I flew at 12 and 21 weeks with no problems or sickness whatsoever.
It's only a danger if you're a frequent flyer or an air-hostess.
. I think they only recommend you avoid it if you have a history of miscarriage or other complications, otherwise (apart from it being awkward if you have bad ms) I think its supposed to be okay.
I flew at about 8 weeks to Germany & back again and I flew home from South America before I realised I was pregnant. Had no problems whatsoever