Flying while pregnant

What about flying while pregnant? Are you allowed to and how many weeks pregnant can you fly?

You are allowed to fly until the 36th week of your pregnancy. As of the 28th week, you need a medical certificate.

Such a medical certificate should state the expected delivery date. Furthermore, your doctor needs to ensure there are no complications or risks involved when flying while pregnant.

Make sure you bring this certificate with you to the airport. If not, you might not be allowed to depart.

Tips for flying when pregnant

  • Use compression stockings for a better blood circulation, also, walking around from time to time will do nothing but good
  • Tell the cabin crew you are pregnant
  • Drink a decent amount of water
  • When passing security control, mention your pregnancy

Do you have more questions about flying during your pregnancy?
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