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Is it OK to fly during the 1st trimester?

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March 31st, 2007, 04:45 PM
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Does anyone know if it's ok to fly during the first trimester? Thanks ladies!

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March 31st, 2007, 07:19 PM
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far as i know it's A-Ok to fly in the first, 2nd & 1st half of the 3rd trimesters! It is generally the 35w mark where they recommend not flying unless it is essential

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March 31st, 2007, 07:50 PM
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Be sure to ask your doctor-----I believe 1st trimester is fine----just don't get dehydrated. My obgyn didn't want me flying past 18 weeks

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April 1st, 2007, 11:47 PM
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yes it is, there is no medical reason you can't fly (unless you do have a reason) all the way up to 36 weeks. After 36 weeks the airlines just don't want you to fly without a doctors note 72 hours before the flight for fear you might go into labor. But really there is no reason you can't. I flew around 32-33 weeks and was fine, its a little uncomfy when that big but 1st trimested you should be fine, just get up and stretch when you can, and move your legs around alot. Shoot for an end seat...being stuck in the middle or window when you have to pee sucks!
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April 1st, 2007, 11:47 PM
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stupid double post!!!!
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April 1st, 2007, 11:53 PM
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yeah I agree with everyone above
I heard there is no risk to the baby in flying
its just that they dont want to risk labor when you are in your later risk ~ dont think you would want to either, does not sound like that would be a good birth plan ~

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April 2nd, 2007, 02:08 AM
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I just got back from a flight! Everything went well except it was a packed flight and I was SUPER cramped and cranky!!! I haven't heard it being a problem for the first trimester-
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April 2nd, 2007, 06:31 AM
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I was about 6 weeks preggo when I flew for the first time this past December. Other than being incredibly nauceous and not knowing if it was from the morning sickness or the flying, it went well!
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April 2nd, 2007, 07:08 AM
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I agree with all of the above posts....Just ask for emergency row seating or bulk head seating. It makes it easier to stretch your legs and move around!!!

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April 2nd, 2007, 09:57 AM
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Ditto to what everyone else has posted above - as far as I know, no problem with flying. But you may want to check with your doc just to make sure there's not some specific reason s/he doesn't want you flying...
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