Post # 1
I want to preface this by saying I have an appointment with my doc on Feb. 7th and will be asking her this same question…so there’s no need for ‘you should really ask your doc’ responses. Just looking for the bees opinions 🙂
We are planning to start TTC in Feb. My fertile time will be the 10th-15th (roughly). Scheduled arrival of AF (but hopefully not!) is the 25th. These are the details, here’s my question.
We have a wedding in New England on Feb. 25th. We’re flying out on the 23, returning on the 26, so we could potentially be flying twice right after implantation! Is that too much that soon? Would it be better to wait till March?
Post # 3
There is absolutely nothing to worry about.
Post # 4
What evidence is there saying its not ok? Never heard this in the 2 yrs we were TTC and I traveled alot. Yes I would still go.
Post # 5
I flew a ton during the very beginning of my pregnancy. When I booked the flights, and I wasn’t going to plan my travel around a baby that hadn’t even been conceived yet. Everything was fine. There is a *very* slightly elevated chance of miscarriage for people who fly very frequently (think flight attendants) probably b/c of the increased exposure to cosmic rays at altitude. If you’re only doing a couple of flights there is no need for concern at all.
Post # 6
I have never heard a single thing about flying around the time of implantation being bad.
Post # 7
You’re perfectly fine to fly.
Post # 9
oops, I voted no way but I only read the question and I thought implantation was via fertility treatments in which case, I would not want to take any additional risks. However, since this is just when you decide to try, I don’t think you should worry about flying.
Post # 10
@skibobrown: haha I know right. We would never not fly because of the potential of a baby, but we weren’t sure if we should postpone the trying.
@MissGreen: Evidence? Not sure. I read that it isn’t recommended to fly before 12 weeks!
Thanks ladies. Part of me knew I just needed the paranoia slapped outta me!
Post # 11
@AutumnMrs: I also say you’re fine and I’ll add that I flew home for Thanksgiving at about 6.5 weeks and back when I was a little over 7. I was completely fine with no problems besides some discomfort from bloating (but that was really all the time).
Post # 12
I’ve never heard or been advised of any issues with flying while TTC. I fly almost weekly for my job and I’m 19.5 weeks all good so far and doc has not ever expressed concern.
Post # 13
@VanillaNut: haha I was wondering who the no was! Thanks for clarifying 🙂
Post # 14
@plantains: Thank you! That’s very reassuring.
Post # 15
Go and enjoy yourself! The less you limit your good life experience during ttc, the happier you will be!