Week 35: The last week for air travel during pregnancy

air travel during pregnancy

Week 35: The last week for air travel during pregnancy

If you are planning an air travel during pregnancy then this is the last week you can board an airline for a round trip. Most airlines will not let your travel after this week. Check the airline policy on what is the maximum stage of pregnancy allowed on the plane. Most importantly, make sure you carry a Fit to Fly certificate issued by your gynecologist.

Most of the airlines do not allow a pregnant lady to fly after 37 weeks. In exceptional cases, a pregnant woman may be allowed to fly between 37 and 38 weeks, but only after clearance from the Airport medical department.

To be able to make your flight journey during pregnancy comfortable, try these tips:

  • Book an aisle seat that will provide more leg space than the inner seats and let you visit the washroom without inconveniencing the co-passengers.
  • Arrive at the airport well in time for the check-in and security check so that you can wait for your plane in a relaxed manner.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and well-fitting shoes. Adjust seat belt under the bump and across the pelvis.
  • Make sure you carry enough snacks for the journey especially if you are traveling by a budget carrier. You can include budget snacks such as dry fruits, oranges, apples, sandwiches, khakhra, and roasted namkeens with you.
  • Keep yourself hydrated all the time.
  • Head to the washroom just after take-off and before landing, so that you won’t be in a fix in case the plane is caught in a turbulence and you are not allowed to leave your seat.