When you’re pregnant, the safest time to travel is during your second trimester (18 to 24 weeks), when your risks for miscarriage and preterm labour are lowest.
During your third trimester, it’s best to stay within 480 kilometres (300 miles) of home, in case of sudden changes that need medical attention.
When should you stop traveling when pregnant?
Decide when to stop travelingI’m all for traveling while pregnant but, realistically, most women will want to stop traveling at some point in the third trimester. I would imagine by about 36 or 37 weeks, most women will probably decide to stay closer to home.
Can you fly at 7 months pregnant?
From the seventh month of pregnancy onwards the physical burden of carrying the baby increases. The longer the pregnancy continues the higher the chance that labour will occur. For this reason most major airlines will not allow pregnant women to travel after 34 weeks1 (this includes the return flight!).
Can you fly in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy?
Some women prefer not to travel in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy because of nausea and vomiting and feeling very tired during these early stages. The risk of miscarriage is also higher in the first 3 months, whether you’re travelling or not. Travelling in the final months of pregnancy can be tiring and uncomfortable.
Can Travelling cause miscarriage?
Miscarriages are also more likely to occur during the first trimester. “Air travel doesn’t cause miscarriage, but women who miscarry when they travel have a hard time believing it’s not their fault,” says Pamela Berens, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas, in Houston.