(Closed) Flying after C Section?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d be more concerned about having to carry two babies plus all the attendant luggage/car seats than the actual flight! Will someone be traveling with you who can do all or most of the physical labor parts of flying (like bending over to buckle in the car seat or lifting your carryon into the overhead compartment)? 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I don’t think you would be allowed to do heavy lifting so shortly after the pregnancy. It would not allow for the surgery scar to heal properly. Have someone go with you- someone strong who would be able to carry things if needed, lug the babies, and be good company!

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I hope you will have someone there helping you!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

gpsp2B: My concern would mostly be toting my newborn around at 3-4 weeks and all of the GERMS that come with traveling/flying. Gross. As I’m sure you have already imagined, traveling with a toddler and an infant will be really hard. Throw in recovering from major surgery, and that can be a huge strain both mentally and physically. IMO, you shouldn’t book the flight until after you’ve had the c-section. Even though you felt great after the last one, that does not mean it will be the same this time around. Also, I would talk with my pediatrician to see if they would recommend a newborn flying. Hope it all works out. 🙂

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Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

LBeeLove:  agreed. Airplanes are full of germs. I would be very hesitant to expose a newborn to that environment. 

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