Post # 16
I flew from Sydney, Australia to Dallas to Detroit at 26 weeks (and back at 27). About 19hrs flying each way. It was challenging. The hardest part was staying hydrated. Bring your own bottle and ask them to fill it up – the small cups did nothing for me. Definitely get compression socks, ask for an aisle seat, and get up often. Next time, I would not fly so far so late in the game. I would have done it between 16 and 24 weeks at my peak. But you can’t predict when your “peak” will be!
I also flew domestically at 31 weeks and that was it – after that flight, I said forget it, no more!
Post # 17
- Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park
I had no problem flying 6+ hours to Hawaii at 28 weeks pregnant. In early pregnancy I imagined I might find it horrible, but it was the same as any other flight. I was comfortable up to about 36 weeks. Your experience will depend entirely on your body and how you’re carrying.
Post # 18
I only flew from Dallas to Chicago but it was no problem at all. I actually felt best at that time in my pregnancy. I would say for long trips to make sure to drink lots of water and to get up and walk around once per hour or so. Also- make sure you get trip insurance. You just never know how you might feel.