Can pregnant women fly?
For most women, flying during pregnancy is perfectly fine through the third trimester. In fact, the ideal time to do it is between the 12th and 36th weeks of pregnancy – when there’s a decreased chance of complications. If you’re carrying twins, though, the safest time to fly is prior to week 32.
Some airlines set their own limitations on when pregnant woman can fly, while others request an advance medical report. So be sure to research this when booking a vacation.
It’s also crucial to consult your doctor for guidance regarding any health issues, including:
- High blood pressure
- Previous early births
- Past miscarriages
- Severe morning sickness
In the absence of such problems, you’re officially cleared for takeoff!