Taking a plane is an essential thing. Can you take a plane when you are pregnant? For pregnant women, can you take a plane in the later stage of pregnancy? Let's understand that mothers to be in the later stage of pregnancy still need to reduce the travel time and avoid unnecessary troubles.
Can pregnant women fly?
If pregnant women want to travel far during pregnancy, flying is the most convenient way. Pregnant women can fly, but most obstetricians and gynaecologists do not agree with pregnant women in the early and late pregnancy, because these periods of pregnant women and fetus are very sensitive to changes in external environmental factors.
Early pregnancy (3 months before pregnancy)
It is the most serious period of early pregnancy reaction, prone to nausea, vomiting, anorexia and other situations, and this period is also the critical period of fetal organ formation. Pregnant women are easily affected by early pregnancy when flying, and they will feel overweight and weightlessness during takeoff and landing, which makes the fetus feel uncomfortable.
Late pregnancy (3 months after pregnancy)
During this period, it may cause serious complications such as uterine contraction, premature delivery, early placenta detachment, etc. if the pregnant woman is inactive on the aircraft for a long time, and the increased uterine pressure vessels affect the blood return, it is easy to cause thrombus.
In the third trimester, hypertension, albuminuria, edema, diabetes, etc. are also not suitable for flying.
When is it safer for a pregnant mother to fly
The pregnant women in the middle of pregnancy (13-32 weeks) belong to the opposite stable period, and their mental state is also better.
At this stage, the phenomenon of pregnancy and vomiting has passed, and the risk of abortion is low. Pregnant women can take the same flight as other passengers when they are in good health.
In order to prevent the disease, pregnant women had better consult with obstetricians and gynaecologists, carry out various examinations during pregnancy, and take their physical examination reports with them. Pregnant women should be accompanied when flying. The following should be paid attention to as much as possible:
1. Choose a seat close to the aisle, which is convenient for pregnant women to get up and move.
2. Walk around every hour on the plane to make the blood circulation of lower limbs smooth. You can also do some simple exercises regularly, such as moving your legs and turning your ankles.
3. Pregnant women are prone to hunger. Prepare more food in advance.
4. Wear loose and soft clothes and keep warm. Put a small pillow in the back to cushion the bumps. Do not fasten the safety belt on the abdomen, just fasten it below the abdomen and above the thigh root.
5. In case of emergency in the production department during the journey, such as abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, uterine contraction, large amount of water like liquid discharged from the vagina (amniotic membrane rupture), vaginal discharge tissue or blood clots, report to the steward in time and ask for help.
Relevant regulations for pregnant women to fly
1. For pregnant women less than 8 months (32 weeks) pregnant, except those who are not suitable for the flight as diagnosed by doctors, they shall be transported as ordinary passengers.
2. Pregnant women who are pregnant for more than 8 months (32 weeks) but less than 35 weeks should apply for medical permission. The boarding medical permit shall be valid within 7 days before boarding.
3. Airlines are generally not allowed to carry:
A. Pregnant for more than 35 weeks;
B. The expected production date is within 4 weeks (inclusive);
C. If the expected date of delivery is near but the exact date cannot be determined, it is known that the delivery is multiple or the delivery complications are expected;
D. Less than 7 days after delivery.
Pregnant women also have the following requirements in terms of ticket sales
(1) Pregnant women must book seats and purchase tickets at the airline ticket office in advance.
(2) If you accept a reservation for a pregnant woman who is 8 months or less pregnant, the conductor must check the certificate of expected delivery.
(3) The passenger shall provide the diagnosis certificate in duplicate for the reservation of pregnant women who have been pregnant for more than 8 months. One copy shall be handed over to the passenger for check-in. One copy shall be kept by the ticket office and reported to the business dispatcher of cabin and ground service department in time by fax.
(4) For the reservation of pregnant women over 8 months, the special passenger transportation application form and special passenger transportation record form shall be filled in, which shall be signed by the person in person. If the person is difficult to write, his / her family member or guardian may sign on behalf of him / her.