So we've been invited to a wedding in Europe and I will be 31 weeks pregnant.
Will I be ok to fly or am I crazy to even consider it?
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14-04-2013 12:55 #1
Flying to Europe at 31 weeks????
14-04-2013 13:00 #2-
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I don't think you are supposed to fly after 26 weeks? You will need a medical certificate if you do go though I'm pretty sure.
14-04-2013 13:01 #3
Nope, I wouldn't, mainly because I don't think travel insurance covers premature birth and neonatal care expenses.
14-04-2013 13:02 #4
Also, I don't know that many Insurance companies cover ivf pregnancies.
Eta-you can get a medical certificate but the airline doesn't have to honour it if they feel it's too risky. My friends brother was born in Holland because mum was refused a boarding pass on a stopover.
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14-04-2013 13:09 #5
14-04-2013 13:12 #6
It varies on the airline. Qantas used to cut off at 35 weeks for international travel. You need letter from your ob if you want to do it.
Re insurance check but most policies won't cover pregnancy from an early stage. There are some horror stories of Australians giving birth overseas unexpectedly and requiring special care. Hospital bills can run into several hundreds of thusands of dollars.
In short yes you might be able to do it but you need to weigh the risks.
14-04-2013 13:20 #7
When I travelled at 34 weeks (domestically) my ob said he never had a problem with patients traveling as long as they were happy to give birth wherever they were going.
If that's not the case for you (for whatever reason... location, insurance, etc) then I wouldn't do it.
14-04-2013 13:28 #8
As for whether or not you can fly you would have to ask each airline what their requirements are.
14-04-2013 13:30 #9-
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Re: insurance. If you are just going to the UK, their healthcare is completely universal, so even if you are not a resident (or living there legally), if you are inside the UK you are entitled to their health care. I am not sure of the rest of countries.
14-04-2013 13:34 #10
If it was me no I wouldn't go, working for a claims provider I have seen so many claims declined as they were related to pregnancy. These are not small claims they can run into 100s of thousands of dollars.
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