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    Default Flying in First Trimester

    I am just over 4 weeks and we have a planned holiday in Melbourne in 2 weeks time (flying from Perth).

    DH was talking to someone who has a wife who is 7 weeks and she was advised not to fly in the first trimester. Now DH thinks perhaps we should cancel our trip!!

    I have never heard of this before and will check with my doc (as DH is a worrier) but just wondered if anyone else had been advised not to fly during the first trimester?

    I have researched on Google and all seems fine with the only advice to drink plenty water and move around.

    Anyone?

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    i flew alot from 6 weeks to 3o weeks with DS as my parents lived interstate..i actually flew from Los Angeles to Australia at 5 weeks not knowing i was pregnant and that was a very very long flight..my DS is now 18..

    you should be drinking plenty of water anyway, pregnant or not, its good for your body.

    tell hubby not to worry..

    xxx

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    Thanks Louise!! I am not worrying and know it will really be a non issue but I am really looking forward to the trip and now am worried the doc will tell me not to go!!

    Oh and I am drinking LOTS of water

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    I flew to the UK in my first trimester. I don't see why it would be an issue. I was fine!

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    why wouldnt the Dr let you go? he has no right to stop you unless you have a medical condition that is detrement to flying.... you are pregnant NOT dying.... i wouldnt even bother asking him to be honest.. plenty of ppl fly and dont even know they are preg ( like me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louise41 View Post
    why wouldnt the Dr let you go? he has no right to stop you unless you have a medical condition that is detrement to flying.... you are pregnant NOT dying.... i wouldnt even bother asking him to be honest.. plenty of ppl fly and dont even know they are preg ( like me)
    I wouldn't bother asking either but DH is coming with me to ask as he is such a worrier!

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    I flew in the first trimester and my ob was absolutely fine with it she said she'd only question it if there had been any heavy bleeding or anything prior to the trip.

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    well any good Dr will tell you its fine.... gosh if your DH is worried about that, what is he going to be like when bub is here.... he needs to relax... Men they are treasures arent they lol

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    I flew Sydney to melb return, at 19 weeks, and was fine. The flight home was rough and I vomited on landing, but I get travel sick whether I'm pregnant or not so it was probably completely unrelated :-)

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    I flew at 9wks. I think its only a problem if you have a history of bleeding or mc.
    My only concern is flying home at 10wks because I get ms in the afternoons and of course I have an afternoon flight


 

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