When I asked my doctor what was the latest point in my pregnancy that I could fly, she got excited and asked if we were planning a baby-moon trip. I laughed and told her no. Just trying to squeeze in trips to bring our 4-year old to see grandparents before I’m grounded.
Second-time moms don’t really get baby-moons. Alas.
We did travel by air twice this pregnancy, once in the second trimester and once in the third. The second trimester trip was as easy as can be since it was only a 45 minute flight and I was still able to see my feet at that point. But the longer flight we took this past weekend to see my husband’s parents was more of a challenge. While it was all doable and there were no risks to me or the baby, I will say that airplane seats were NOT built with pregnant women in mind. But the trail mix I bought in the airport was exceptionally tasty, so there’s that!
Here are a few of my thoughts on how to make flying during pregnancy as safe and comfortable as possible:
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