Pregnant Bees who flew during their third trimester, thoughts please….

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

That would be out of my comfort zone personally. I’m flying at 27-28 weeks, and that’s even pushing it for me.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@nickels:  My worst fear would be going into early labor and not being with DH. I wouldn’t know what to do!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@nickels:  I’m 35 weeks atm and, if it’s something you think would be super beneficial and your doctor says it’s safe for you, I would go for it.  Granted, 33 weeks was when I started feeling like shit.  I was fine, super active and hiking and energized and everything, right up until then.  😛 But if you’re able to take it easy, take precautions, and try and make the flight as uncomfortable for you as possible, I think you should be okay. 

Now, granted, if I told my family or friends I was doing this, they would be spazzing out.  I’ve been pretty relaxed and not overly-concerned with things during my pregnancy, so my opinion may be a super relaxed one.  It’s your decision though – good luck 🙂

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If my OB ok’ed me, I’d do it. What airlines might you fly on? Some airlines have a cutoff point where they won’t allow a pregnant woman to fly without a letter from their OB. I think AA lets you fly up to 36 weeks without the letter but others might have different policies.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@nickels:  Checked on it for you. Southwest just advises customers not to fly after 38 weeks and not to sit in the exit row. I think first class is the way to go. Just another FYI, one of my friends flew cross country at 20 weeks a while ago and was told to wear compression tights just to minimize the risk of clotting.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@nickels:  As a side note Southwest doesn’t have a first class 🙂  Just regular ole plane seating! 

The hard part about this is you don’t know what you’ll feel/will be able to handle at 33 weeks!  Me personally I’d be too scared of early labor 🙂 Buuuuuut my first pregnancy was a miscarriage so this time around I’m scared of everything haha.  Take my opinion with a whole shaker of salt!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@nickels:  I flew for work at 26 weeks (from Nebraska to Colorado) and it wasn’t that bad. Granted, it was only an hour flight. I did have problems with the higher elevation, though. It was a bit tough breathing at first.

I just flew from Nebraska to Boston (where I’m from) last week for the 4th of July at 29 weeks pregnant. That was NOT fun. I was miserable. I mean, I could physically do it, but I told myself, my family and DH that I was DONE travelling after this. I was exhausted and sore and uncomfortable. By the time I adjusted, I had to go home again and do it all over again.

If you’ve had a somewhat unevenful, easy pregnancy so far-you might be fine to travel. I have had a great pregnancy overall: morning sickness stopped at 13 weeks, no other complications along the way-but the traveling did get to me. Ultimately, it’s up to you and what you think your body can handle at that time. Good luck 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

This is my first pregnancy and I’m 28 weeks today. I have a very close friend getting married a 5 hour flight away the weekend of July 27, when I will be 30 weeks. When we got their invite 6 weeks ago, we declined the wedding because I had no idea how I’d be feeling at 30 weeks and I didn’t want to make all the travel plans and then have to back out.

Well, I’m feeling great, my pregnancy is going great, and I’m starting to get sad that I decllined. I actually looked up flights out there and unfortunately, they jumped up to over $1,000/seat, or I would actually consider going.

So I say plan to go, but get travel insurance. You can always cancel if you don’t feel up to it or your Dr. advises you not to go.

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