Yes! But it depends on the physical condition of the pregnant mother!
Before the holiday, many expectant mothers who want to travel abroad have a concern: I’m XX weeks pregnant now. Can I fly? What is the effect of flight on the fetus?
When pregnant mothers fly, they are generally worried that the low atmospheric pressure in the atmosphere will cause anoxia in the baby’s abdomen, affect the baby’s development, and even cause premature birth and other consequences. If you have such a problem, let’s take a look at today’s sharing!
Generally, healthy pregnant women can travel by air. That is to say, it is safe for pregnant women to fly without obstetrics or other serious diseases.
However, the time when pregnant women appear on the plane is exquisite, and major airlines have very clear regulations for pregnant women to take the plane. For example,
Pregnancy less than 8 months (32 weeks): there is no restriction for healthy pregnant women to take the plane, and the certificate of pre delivery can be indicated when purchasing the air ticket.
Gestational period ≥ 8 months (32 weeks) and < 35 weeks: Medical permission for boarding shall be obtained, which shall be valid within 7 days before boarding; and passengers shall also provide diagnostic Certificate in duplicate for check-in and ground service dispatching.
In the early stage of pregnancy, the fetus is not stable and is not suitable for long-distance travel; in the late stage of pregnancy, due to the compression of the fetus and the uterus, the risk of edema, thrombosis and other conditions will be increased when flying for a long time. Therefore, it is relatively safe to travel by air 32 weeks before pregnancy.
1. Correctly fasten the safety belt
Pregnant women’s safety belt is different from ordinary people. Remember not to hold the abdomen. It should be tied above the root of the thigh below the abdomen, so as to prevent the belt from pulling too tightly on the abdomen during the impact.
2. Choose the right location
It is recommended to choose the seat close to the aisle and the toilet, because pregnant mothers use the toilet more often than others, and the position close to the aisle is convenient to get up and walk, which is conducive to maintaining the blood circulation of lower limbs.
3. Try to wear loose and soft clothes
On the plane, the temperature is often low. The pregnant mother should keep warm. She can put a small pillow at the back to cushion the bumps. In addition, wear loose and comfortable clothes to reduce the body burden.
Most airlines refuse to allow pregnant mothers with more than 35 weeks (inclusive) to board, because these pregnant mothers may give birth at any time, and if they are not treated in time, they may endanger the health of their mothers and children.
Pregnant mothers who have had miscarriages, or who have high risk of pregnancy hypertension, twins or multiple births, will also be advised not to travel by air.
People less than 7 days after childbirth will also be prohibited from flying.
Tips: pregnant women who are in good health, have stable fetus, and are not diagnosed by doctors as unsuitable for flying, should provide copies of pregnant women’s health care manual (large card) sealed by the hospital or continuous medical records during pregnancy as proof documents of pregnancy when purchasing tickets, checking in and boarding.
Before traveling, the pregnant mother should first ask the doctor to diagnose whether she can travel by air, and learn about the regulations from the selected airline.
In fact, compared with taking baby out after childbirth, it is easier for pregnancy to appear. However, in terms of the choice of transportation, pregnant mothers need to choose the appropriate transportation according to their personal conditions and the distance of the travel destination.
Wish pregnant mothers a happy journey!