6 weeks pregnant mother

Question: M 6 week pregnant ..can I travel by air

2 Answers
Question
Answer: Hello Dear, Air travel is very safe during pregnancy. There is no radiation risk, the X-ray machines are actually glorified metal detectors and are very safe to walk through (as are the full body scanners) and all cabins are pressurized. The first trimester is a great time to travel, except that morning sickness and fatigue often kick in around 7 to 8 weeks, so be prepared. You may feel great when you book your trip, but terrible by the time you leave. Ask your practitioner for tips to help with nausea, as ask for safe anti-nausea medication to take with you, just in case. The only real risk of a long flight is a DVT (deep venous thrombosis) or blood clot. This is a risk for all travelers on long flights, but pregnant women are at higher risk. To help prevent this from happening, see the tips below. Below are a few travel tips to pregnant women on the go: 1. Book an Aisle Seat - It's easier access for your hourly walks and trips to the restroom. 2. Prevent Air Sickness - If you are still in the morning sickness phase of pregnancy, air travel may make things worse. Ask your practitioner for an anti-nausea medication to take with you. 3. Wear Pantyhose - Some practitioners recommend that you wear support stockings to increase circulation and prevent a blood clot from developing in your leg. 4. Take a Walk - Avoid being immobilized for long periods of time. Being pregnant means you are at higher risk of developing a blood clot in your leg that can potentially travel to your lungs. Stretch your calves periodically while you are seated and walk the aisle once an hour if you are on a long flight. 5. Drink Water - You'll feel better by being well hydrated. It also helps prevent those blood clots. Take an empty water bottle with you in carry-on luggage and fill it up after you get through security. 6. Go Gas Free - Don't drink or eat any gas-producing items (carbonated beverages, refried beans, etc.) before or during your flight. Entrapped gas expands at higher altitudes and can give you a stomachache. Other tips: - Always tell your practitioner about your plans before booking your trip. - Educate yourself on hospitals located at your destination, just in case.
Answer: Hello! Yes travelling by air is the safest mode during pregnancy. But due to pressure fluctuations, your morning sickness can increase, if you have any. Hence, please take proper precautions for it.
Similar Questions with Answers
Question: Can i travel by air as i m 19weeks pregnant?
Answer: You can travel with the following precautions being followed Keep rehydrating yourself Every half an hour walk for two minutes and continue Donot hold your urine pass it frequently As public toilets not good carry disinfectant and flush toilet with it before use Wash your hands after each potty use Eat some fruits or juices on the way Raise your legs and sit for some time Talk to your doctor about your program Take care
»Read All Answers
Question: Can i travel by air??
Answer: Hello%20dear...%0Ayes%2Cflight%20travel%20is%20safe%20during%20second%20or%20%20third%20trimester%2Cbut%20air%20travel%20is%20not%20recommended%20after%2036weeks%20of%20pregnancy%2C%20if%20you%20have%20any%20health%20issues%20in%20pregnancy%2Cit%20is%20better%20to%20consult%20gynaecologist%20advise%20before%20travel%2Chave%20a%20safe%20journey
»Read All Answers
Question: Can I travel by air?
Answer: Hello, I'm happy to help. Air travel is safe for most pregnant women up to 36 weeks into their pregnancy. For some, the cut off date is 34 weeks, others require a doctor's note and most international flights allow women to travel up to their 35th week of pregnancy. Take care.
»Read All Answers