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Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 8:08pm

Flying in first trimester

Hey everyone what's everyone's thoughts on flying in first trimester? I will be 8 and a half weeks and just flying to Malaga which is 3 hrs. Had someone say to me today there is no way I should be flying! And now I feel horrific. Done loads of reading and everything suggests it should be ok and if I was going to have a mc then it would be just as likely to happen here. Anyone heard or read anything any different

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Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 8:20pm

Hi Weenich

The advice from my clinic (Zita West) is (or was last time I was pregnant) that you shouldn't fly in first trimester. They take a super cautious approach with everything though (or at least the midwives there do), including not swimming in first trimester either (due to chlorine). I flew with my son when I was thirteen weeks and all was fine. I know the heartbreak of miscarriage at first hand, and I would say to you that if you are at all doubtful, don't do it. I say this not because I necessarily think that it would cause you a problem, just that if anything (God forbid) were to happen, you would constantly ask yourself whether it might have been something you did. I know this is far from logical, but logic doesn't play much of a role when it comes to such precious pregnancies.

I hope this doesn't alarm you - not my intention. I am sure lots of people will contradict this and say they were fine when they flew.

Wishing you well

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Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 8:42pm

Thanks for reply just so difficult to know what to do! Holiday has been booked for ages the clinic said there is no problem and I should go and enjoy myself and have a nice relaxing time! Still have a few days to decide x



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Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 10:19am

I flew in my first trimester - loads of women do - for instance those who have tx abroad. But you need to do what makes you feel comfortable. I am sure you would be absolutely fine to fly xx

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Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 6:28pm

Thank you net. I've read lots and realise about having tx abroad so it must be ok! So defo gonna go and enjoy my holiday x x



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Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 8:27pm

Have a lovely holiday xx
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Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 8:58pm

Hey hun i had tx abroad flew home same day as transfer and my little squish is currently screaming in her moses basket.

You have to do what you feel comfortable with. Hope you have a great holiday. Xxx

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Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 9:23pm

Thanks Louise and onewish x x



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Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 10:00pm

I also had tx abroad was told flying would be fine, little one just gone off to sleep now!

One thinks what will be will be and if something was to happen then it would happen anywhere, so enjoy your holiday, you'll need the rest before little comes along! :thumbup:

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Thursday, August 14th 2014, 6:08am

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Saturday, August 16th 2014, 9:13pm

Hi WeeNich,

I am 13 weeks now and flew at least 3 times since I was only 5 weeks... including a one-way trip London-Hong Kong three days ago (even though I have to admit I flew this last one quite comfortably ;) and to be honest I wouldn't have flown in economy class, just because it would have been too tiring not to be able to lay down and sleep for so long). And my baby is doing great :) Unless you have a specific problem, I have been told by all doctors I have seen so far, first of all my fertility clinic CRGH, that it's totally fine to fly during pregnancy, including the first trimester (deadline is 32 or 30-something weeks for most airlines though). The important thing I think it's not to get too tired, but this applies to anything you do of course :) Just relax and keep hydrated during the flight, and even if it's a short one stretch your legs form time to time.
Although I totally agree with jenny73 in that one should always do what makes her feel comfortable, I can tell you the advice I have got was positive and so was my experience.

Enjoy your holiday!

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