Air Travel OK in Early Pregnancy?

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Air Travel OK in Early Pregnancy?

Postby agonize » Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:35 am

I've just received word that I'm :bfp:. It's a huge relief to know that the horrible 2ww is coming to an end, but scary to know that another new and unknown world is starting. The exciting thing about my life is that I'm scheduled to fly to Germany in two days - staying there for 6 days for a sightseeing / vacation / Berlin marathon (though I've decided to drop out, my hubby will run for the 3 of us :mrgreen:). I'm so early in the pregnancy (maybe only 3w4d now, since I tested early @ DPO 12), so I'm at a loss in terms of just how extra careful I should be to make sure that the zygote stays implanted on my uterus this time.

1) Is air travel safe during early pregnancy?
2) What are some preventive measures I should take to ensure I remain healthy during this time?
3) Any precautions or things to avoid?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and advice!
Me--Sophia: 30, DH: 32
July 2015: chemical pregnancy
Sept 2015: BFP @ DPO 12;
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Re: Air Travel OK in Early Pregnancy?

Postby FrostedFuji » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:34 am

That is very exciting, best wishes to your husband on his run!

My husband and I flew to Atlanta, GA when I was around 13 weeks. It was not a problem at all - unless your pregnancy is at risk (which it very, very rarely is this early). And I'd had a cervical polyp removed only a few days prior, lol.

Make sure you stay hydrated and well-fed. You can look up quick lists of the foods to stay away from while pregnant, but what comes most to my mind from Germany is cured meats, so try to stay away from those as they have a higher rate of carrying listeria (though if they have been cooked and are served hot, they're safe). If you have other concerns, I'd suggest calling your doctor/midwife to discuss it.
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Re: Air Travel OK in Early Pregnancy?

Postby Eren » Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:01 pm

I flew to the UK from Japan when I was 7.5 weeks pregnant with DD2 and flew back again 3 weeks later. I think the odd flight is fine (even long haul) but I have read something before about it not being good to fly excessively but I don't know how much solid research there has actually been done on that.
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Re: Air Travel OK in Early Pregnancy?

Postby alexandra1234 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:32 am

agonize wrote:
1) Is air travel safe during early pregnancy? YES! And try to walk around the cabin a few times mid-flight.
2) What are some preventive measures I should take to ensure I remain healthy during this time? Folic acid supplementation (prenatal vits). And have only one or two beers to celebrate Oktoberfest, instead of the seven you should originally have been planning to enjoy. ;)
3) Any precautions or things to avoid? ?? Ummm. Not really. Avoid recreational drugs to the best of your ability. Watch out for pickpockets. I'd say if you're gonna have bratwurst and other local delicacies, get them from a decent restaurant with high food turnover instead of the vendor in the basement of the train station. That's pretty much it. The rest is whatever your own personal risk-tolerance is ok with. Some people avoid sushi, I personally think the evidence shows you're more likely to get inflammatory diarrhea from tainted veggies, so.... meh. HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME!!!!! :)

Thanks in advance for any suggestions and advice!


Am I allowed to ask why you decided not to run the race? Good luck to your hubs!
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Re: Air Travel OK in Early Pregnancy?

Postby agonize » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:52 am

alexandra1234 wrote: Am I allowed to ask why you decided not to run the race? Good luck to your hubs!

I ran a 20-miler two weeks ago (around the time of implantation possibly, DPO 4) and I nearly died. I just don't have the energy, it seems. I can still run a half-marathon no problem, but I just worry that a full marathon is pushing my limits. I wish I had trained harder when I was not pregnant, so I would be able to work through the fatigue. Truth is I now get exhausted very easily. :|
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July 2015: chemical pregnancy
Sept 2015: BFP @ DPO 12;
EDD: 6/3/16
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12w5d: :hb: 156 (ultrasound)
15w6d: :hb: 140 (doppler)
20w5d: :hb: 149 (ultrasound) It's a BOY!
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Re: Air Travel OK in Early Pregnancy?

Postby alexandra1234 » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:28 am

Ahhhhh yes.... I've heard that the brick-wall fatigue can set in early. I don't even pretend to TRY to run so I have no clue, but I've been getting winded walking up the stairs since week 10 so I'm sure it's true! Lol.
Me, dh: 33
IUD out: 01/'13
Dec '13: HSG: R tube clear, L blocked-ish, hydrosalpinx
Jan-Oct '14: TTC break
Nov '14: TTC back on!
Dec '14: Clomid #1! BFN :(
Feb '15: Clomid #2. BFN
March '15: 1st RE appt: IVF with ICSI is our only option.
3/23 saline sono: WTF is that polyp doing in my ute?! 3/26: Hysteroscopic polypectomy
4/28: 15 eggs retrieved, 10 fertilized, 9 frozen.
5/3: 5-day transfer. BFN. :(
6/9: 5-day frozen transfer. OMG BFP!!! --IT'S A BOY!!! :)

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Re: Air Travel OK in Early Pregnancy?

Postby jessm » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:38 am

I traveled at multiple points in both pregnancies, including the day after I got a BFP. Drink lots of water, stretch and enjoy!
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