Pregnant and Planning a Flight? Read This First

Flying during pregnancy can be a smooth and safe experience with a little extra planning. Whether you’re jetting off for a relaxing babymoon or traveling for work, here are some key tips to ensure you and your little passenger have the safest and most comfortable journey possible. Let’s dive in.

Check Airline Policies

Before you book your ticket, check the airline’s policy for pregnant travelers. Most airlines allow pregnant women to fly up to the 36th week, but policies can vary. Some may require a medical certificate from your doctor if you are flying close to these cutoffs.

Consult Your Doctor

Always consult your healthcare provider before planning any travel during pregnancy. Discuss your travel plans, any risks involved, and get advice specific to your health needs. If you’re at a higher risk for complications, your doctor may advise adjusting your travel plans. 

Stay Hydrated and Move Regularly

Air travel can lead to dehydration, which is risky during pregnancy. Drink plenty of water before and during the flight. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can increase dehydration. It’s also important to move around every couple of hours to promote circulation and prevent blood clots. Simple stretches and walking down the aisle can make a significant difference.