Pregnancy: Jan 2012 Babies Community
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air travel in second trimester

I am trying to decide if I feel comfortable flying.  I do not really want to drive to see my parents- it is 19 hours away.  My dad is having surgery and my Sister is going to care for him.  Still- I want to go.  If I do not go now- I am not sure when I will see my them.  I know I will not travel after the second trimester.  My dr. said it is okay- but I have heard some scary stuff so I do not know whether I should risk it- I have been through a lot to get pregnant.   My mother is terminally ill and I am afraid I will not see her again.  Babies are due in January and I know it will probably be spring before I get there again.

Any thoughts or advice is appreciated.
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Avatar universal
You can perfectly air travel on your second trimester. Actually it is the best trimester since you are very energetic and those horrible first trimester symptoms are gone. hopefully. GO!!!!!
1242417 tn?1375927438
I flew at 24 weeks and it was totally fine! Tell the airline at the gate you need to be by the bathroom and try to drop your preg with twins. I was bumped to business class, maybe you would luck out and be bumped to first! Just carry very light and make sure you will have help with picking up your bags.
615752 tn?1361867986
I agree second trimester is a great time to travel, I might be flying at the end of 2nd/beiginning of 3rd trimester before it becomes too exhausting. Just exercise your legs because of the risk of DVT (it goes for everyone not just pregnant women). You should be fine.
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