On the plane, you can fly in the first and second trimester of pregnancy . But it is worth consulting with a doctor for health problems or pregnancy complications, such as:
It is most convenient to fly in the second trimester (from 14 to 27 weeks of pregnancy). At this time, no longer suffers from toxicosis, does not overcome the general weakness.
The attitude of airlines regarding the flight of pregnant women
In single-pregnancy, which occurs without complications, it is allowed to fly on an airplane until the 36th week of pregnancy. However, due to the risk of premature birth, some airlines refuse to fly to women after the 28th week of pregnancy. When selling tickets, usually, there is no question whether a woman is pregnant or not. But when you register at the airport, you can ask about the estimated date of birth. The airline can refuse boarding on a long pregnancy. To exclude such a situation and to confirm the safety of the flight for your health, you need to take a written permission to fly with a doctor who observes pregnancy. In this permission, the doctor must indicate the expected date of delivery, the results of the medical examination and the confirmation that the woman will not give birth within the next 72 hours.
Different airlines may have different rules for the carriage of passengers, so when booking tickets it is better to know in advance about possible restrictions. You should also take into account the duration of the trip itself and the date of the return flight.
Is it possible to fly on small planes
To fly pregnant on small planes, the interior of which is not equipped with a pressure monitoring system, can not. Any flight for a pregnant woman is fraught with a number of inconveniences - in fact it is necessary to sit for a long time in an armchair in almost one pose. It is also important to receive emergency medical care, if suddenly it will be needed. Therefore, it is better not to go to places where fast medical care is not available.
When using air transport during pregnancy there is a risk of developing varicose veins and thrombosis. To remove the load from the veins and ensure normal blood flow in the legs, you can wear special supporting stockings or golfs before the flight, which are designed for flights. To achieve maximum effect, wear knee socks or stockings in the morning, without getting out of bed, and wear them throughout the day.
During the flight, passengers are exposed to natural atmospheric radiation. Flight during pregnancy may lead to a fetal developmental pathology or miscarriage. In the group of risk - stewardesses who are in position and pregnant women, often flying on business trips. Women who use air transport only a few times a year, it does not threaten.