Flying while pregnant by Archaeologous

Thinking of traveling? Vacationing? However, you are pregnant?

Even though many women have increased anxiety when traveling these thoughts below may help. The information comes from the Royal college of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

The airlines themselves do no allow pregnant women to travel during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Best time is your second trimester. Check before booking with the rules of your airline of choice.

The precautions and risks are the same as if you were a non-pregnant normal passenger. 

There is no evidence that things like change in humidity or air pressure might have a harmful effect on healthy pregnant women.  

Know, however that there is a ever so slight increase in the amount of radiation you will be exposed to. (however it is similar to a person living at 3000' elevation).  If you were worried about the scanners at the airport have, the radiation emitted is less than 1/1,000 of a standard XRay machine.  (So you know, you can ask for a 'pat down' search instead.)

FYI - TIPS:  **Know of any precautions of your destination, like immunizations etc before traveling  **Have all your medical records and medications with you.  **talk with your doctor and make sure he/she doesn't need to examine you during your travel time  **Good idea to check your insurance policy coverage of traveling abroad. 

Pregnant and flying by Archaeologous