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Sravanti
February 11, 2015

Can a pregnant woman travel by air?

I need to make an emergency visit some place and I was weighing my options in terms of transportation. Will it be a problem if I take the plane to travel?

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  • Ms. Nutan Pandit  / February 11, 2015
    Answered by Ms. Nutan Pandit

    If you have high blood pressure or if you have had a miscarriage or bleeding at the beginning of your pregnancy, travelling by air, even in late pregnancy, not advisable since the change in altitude may cause premature labour.


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    If you have high blood pressure or if you have had a miscarriage or bleeding at the beginning of your pregnancy, travelling by air, even in late pregnancy, not advisable since the change in altitude may cause premature labour.


    Flying in an unpressurised aircraft during the first three months of pregnancy can cause serious oxygen depravation to the baby. However, all modern passenger aircraft are properly pressurised. If travelling across time zones, even in a perfectly normal pregnancy, avoid travelling during the last six weeks of pregnancy.

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