Air Travel during Pregnancy

Air travel pregnancy - As long as you are healthy condition during pregnancy and there are no complications in pregnancy, is not a problem if you want to travel by plane. But usually traveling by plane would exacerbate grievances felt by pregnant women, especially in the third trimester, such as nausea, vomiting, back pain from sitting too long, etc. You should therefore have prepared yourself with medication from your doctor to deal with such matters.

During the good condition of pregnancy, pregnant women can still be traveling through the air. However there are a few things to note:

• In general, the age of 4-7 months of pregnancy is ideal for making the flight, of course, with the condition of a healthy pregnancy and do not problematic. Best gestational age for air travel is during the second trimester of pregnancy before 35 weeks of gestation (for international flights) or before 36 weeks of gestation (for domestic flights). This is done because there is an increased risk of miscarriage in the first trimester pregnant women and the risk of birth defects in the aircraft at the third trimester pregnant women.

• Avoid air travel that long and too often associated increased risk of miscarriage in pregnant women with low hours on average 74 hours for one month.

• Avoid traveling to areas endemic for action immunization. • Try to bring your own food and drink to maintain adequate nutritional needs you.

• Eat plenty of water before, during, and after the trip to avoid dehydration.

• Try to put yourself in a comfortable position where you can straighten your legs, as well as out of the air or the toilet with ease.

• Use footwear that is comfortable and open. Elevate your legs and walk as often as possible during the journey to reduce the risk of swelling.

• Also check the airline that you will use, because there are some airlines that implement special requirements for pregnant women who will be using their services.

Pregnant women are advised not to travel air when the pregnancy reaches 37 weeks. Pregnant women should not be afraid of medical risks posed by a security scanner around the body, the pressure drop of oxygen during the flight, and motion sickness. Instead, the altitude factor was the one to watch.

"The most serious risks for women in altitude in an aircraft is premature birth," said a scientist from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, London.

In line with the statement of scientists, the International Air Travel Association and NHS Choices, an international airline association in the UK, prohibiting women with pregnancies of more than 36 weeks for air travel. Some airlines even ask for a letter of recommendation from a doctor.

However, obstetricians also need to consider other medical conditions that can complicate pregnancy and cause problems during air travel, such as severe anemia, bleeding occurred recently, heart disease, serious respiratory problems, and fractures.

Most  importantly  you should discuss your flight (air travel during pregnancy) with a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology to make sure your condition and discuss when to do the flight.