women need not be restricted from flying.
Most airline permit pregnant women to fly until the end of the 35th
week of pregnancy, whereupon expectant mothers are strictly advised not
stipulations from airline to airline vary, and it is well worth contacting airlines
in advance of flying to confirm their regulations.
Some airlines, may request a medical certificate specifying the
expectant date of delivery.
for for Pregnant Flyers
women should also be aware that flying carries a greater health risk
to the baby and mother than the average passenger.
risk of DVT is greatly accentuated and DVT preventative in-flight
socks should be worn.
cosmic radiation levels are also higher at altitude, which can be
harmful to the foetus. Expectant
mothers are, therefore, recommended to avoid flying during the first
three months of pregnancy if possible.
represents on of the most valid times to splash out on a business or
first class ticket, especially if you are making a long haul flight.
Leg rests encourage better circulation, and greater leg room
will provide greater comfort, then the more cramped economy class.
belts should be worn low around the pelvis.
immobility for the duration of the flight is paramount for expectant
mothers, as the viscosity of their blood tends to increase. Try walking around the plane at regular intervals.
plenty of water throughout the flight and avoid the consumption of
heavy foods which, through prolonged immobility, can lead to stomach
cramps and pain.
not take sleeping tablets to circumvent jet lag, instead try to
realign your sleeping patterns.
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