Completely Unscientific Poll Re Flying And Miscarriage

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carlee - November 19

Hi everyone. I was just curious as to how many of us who have miscarried had flown on an airplane during the pregnancy (even if you didn't know you were pregnant at the time). I feel like I keep seeing travel correlations in lots of m/c stories I've read (I had transatlantic air travel in mine), so I was just curious. I know that ACOG says it's fine, but...

 

Naomi98 - November 19

well, I live overseas so most of my friends who have been pregnant have flown all the way during the pregnancy and not just short flights, usually 10 or 11 hour long hauls. One friend did check with the doctor when she was about 6 weeks and he said the reason flying isn't advisable is because for some people it can cause extra stress. so if you're a nervous flier, then it probably wouldn't be a good idea. That's all hearsay, but seeing as your poll is unscientific, I figure it qualifies :-)

 

eclipse - November 20

nope, I only flew when pregnant with my son and that turned out fine.

 

eclipse - November 20

I guess I should be more specific, I have had a miscarriage, but didn't fly or even car travel long distances with that pregnancy, I did do both while pregnant with my son, however.

 

Seal - November 20

I flew at 5 months with my son in my tummy, and all went well. It was stressful, however, so I can see how the two could be seen as correlated. Also, you need to wear support stockings and move around A LOT because pg women are more prone to DVTs (deep vein thrombosis). So, on overnight flights you can't really sleep.

 

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