Travelling Domestic Flights

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mrs koko - March 15

h__lo im new and im 5 weeks preggers i just got back from overseas and i found out that i was definently pregnant. i just wanted to know is it bad for the baby in the first three months for me to travel

 

lqtoo - March 15

All commercial flights have pressurized cabins, so there is no real danger. At only 5 weeks, there should have been no other problems...you're too early to worry about blood clots, etc. The only thing we all have to remember now is to refuse those new "Light X-Ray" scanning procedures. But they don't generally ask women to do those anyway...

 

lmk - March 15

What are the "Light X-Ray" procedures? I've never heard of those and I travel quite a bit....which airports are those used at?

 

lqtoo - March 15

It's a new scanning procedure being poineered in some airports. They take an X-Ray that is just strong enough to see through all your clothes so they can see if you are hiding a conceiled weapon or bomb parts. I have seen it at Heathrow and at the Toronto airport.

 

goosifer101 - March 15

I traveled back and forth weekly for my 2nd through 6th month of pregnancy with no complications. I cleared it with my doctor, however. They told me to get up atleast every hour to move around (for blood clots) and drink as much water as possible. I stopped traveling at the beginning of my third trimester but that was for my own sanity. They would have let me continue until 32 weeks. My doctor never mentioned anything about "light x-ray". I went through that a few times, I think. Unless its something different than what I am thinking. Just ask your doctor. They have pretty set standards for these things.

 

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