Post # 1
I recently found out that I’m pregnant (almost 7 weeks…YAY)! My sister is getting married in the summer (end of July) and I’m due at the beginning of Sept. I am super excited for my sister, especially since I was asked to be her Matron of Honour. I certainly don’t want to miss her big day, but the wedding is on the other side of the country and I am not sure how safe it will be for me to fly (I will be about 33 weeks). Does anyone have any concrete evidence as to how late in a pregnancy is too late to fly?
Thanks so much for any replies 🙂
Post # 3
My doctor just told me that I can travel up to 36 weeks, and after that I will have to stay within an hour of the hospital. She didn’t say anything specific about flying though. One way to be sure is to bring it up at your first appointment. Congratulations!
Post # 4
I think that there is a cut off for flying at 6 months. BUT I could be totally wrong!! That might just be to fly over seas. Just a warning I had my son at 33 weeks! Its VERY unlikely to happen to you but make sure you have a list of a local hospital with a NICU while your there and let your OB know just incase if records have to be sent over. Plus, remember that at 33 weeks you start your weekly prenatal appointments. Those are VERY important to be at! If you feel great, and are having a healthy pregnancy then there shouldn’t be too much to stand in your way. This is something to most definetly discuss at your next appointment.
Post # 5
Some airlines actually have their own policies (though it is up to the gate agents to enforce it, and you to be truthful about how far along you are 😉 ). I’d look into what airline you’d likely take, and then ask your doctor. Just be prepared to change plans if you get complications later on – get refundable tickets if possible, if your doctor gives you a later time frame now!
Post # 6
The cutoff for flying while pregnant, if you’re having a healthy, normal, single-child pregnancy is typically 36 weeks. Obviously you will want to check in with your medical care provider about your plans. Any complications, twins, etc… will affect your ability to fly. However just being 33 weeks pregnant is not a reason to not fly. I’m 31 weeks right now and I wouldn’t hesitate to fly in the next couple of weeks. Right now I’m feeling a little awkward/clumsy at times, but my energy is still pretty normal and I’ve been feeling fine.
[added] I am only have bi-weekly apts until I’m 36 weeks, so check your doctor appointment schedule with your provider.
Post # 7
I was just reviewing the different airline policies on pregnancy. Most require that you get a doctor’s approval if you’re flying 7-14 days before your due date. One airline requires you get a doctor’s permission after 7 months. Here’s the link
Post # 8
We had another post about this fairly recently. That was right around when I was getting sick of flying (fly often for work) but I think as long as everything is going smoothly for you it’s doable. I would have MUCH rather flown for a fun reason than a business trip. And airlines let you fly till 36 weeks.
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Thanks for all of your help and input ladies. It is much appreciated 🙂