With the Easter bridge around the corner, you start planning your minivacations. If you are pregnant, you will wonder if it is safe to take a plane and what are the requirements of the different airlines
Pregnancy is a long process, 40 weeks in which the woman focuses her attention on her health and care, but that does not mean locking herself in a room and not leaving out of fear. If you have planned a vacation and you need to take a flight, it will depend on the weeks of your pregnancy to avoid any incident.
Fly pregnant without risks during the first and second trimesters
The professionals recommend leaving the flight for the first or second trimester of pregnancy, since it is much safer for the health of the mother and the baby. Although it is advisable to ask your gynecologist if in your particular case it is safe to fly, since in high risk pregnancies other needs may be required.
During the first trimester, until the 12th week of pregnancy, the symptoms that many women present are vomiting, sleepiness, anguish or discomfort, that depending on how they are, they will have more or less desire to travel, but it will not be an risk taking a plane.
During the second trimester, all the first symptoms are reduced. In fact, it is known between week 13 to week 26 as the best pregnancy, since the pains of the weight of the belly have not appeared yet and the hormones are much more relaxed, even you have much more energy.
When a pregnancy is accompanied by gestational diabetes, hypertension, threats of abortion or bleeding, as well as the risk of premature birth, the gynecologist may recommend avoiding a plane, not only because unforeseen events may arise during the flight, but because you can see yourself in the situation of be taken care of in another country of some risk.
In the same way, it is important to take into account if the country where you travel is necessary to apply a vaccine, there is a risk of contagion of diseases through mosquitoes such as dengue or Zika virus, which are dangerous during pregnancy.
Another of the peculiarities that you have to take into account is the comfort and the time of the flight. Remember that if it is a long flight, more than 3 hours, the seat has to be comfortable and wide, since the pregnant woman may feel uncomfortable and the need to move her legs much more than a non-pregnant person, due to fluid retention and the circulation. In addition, the increase in going to the bathroom is present, since the urge to urinate is much greater, as well as carrying some salty or sweet cookies to alleviate any attack of hunger.
Restrictions to fly in the third trimester of pregnancy
The third trimester of pregnancy covers from week 27 to week 40. It is a quarter in which the weight of the belly is present, along with fatigue, the risk of urinary infections and premature birth.
The airlines do not put obstacles in flying during the third trimester until the 36th or 37th week where the probability of a premature birth is accentuated. In fact, many companies request a medical certificate to verify the gynecologist’s authorization that everything is in order and the flight does not involve a risk to the health of the baby and the mother.
Easyjet allows you to fly until the 35th week of pregnancy and, in this case, does not require a medical certificate. In the case of Iberia, it allows flying until the 36th week of pregnancy and from week 28 it requires the pregnant woman to provide a medical certificate, indicating that flying does not imply any risk for the pregnant woman. On the other hand, Ryanair allows you to fly until the 36th week of pregnancy and from week 28 you must fill out a form from the website completed by the medical professional, who must specify apt to fly and dated two weeks before the flight.
In case of doubts, you can contact the airline and explain the case, ideally if you take a flight during the week that is during pregnancy be with complete peace of mind and, of course, in WePark we are experts is in that . So for this trip, which is the last with your partner before the arrival of your baby, be perfect, you can leave us the car during your stay outside. In addition, we take you with all the comforts in our transport to the terminal, so that this trip is perfect.