First Trimester Pregnancy & Air Travel Tips
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First Trimester Pregnancy & Air Travel Tips

Just because you are pregnant doesn’t mean you have to cancel that much-anticipated vacation or important business trip. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, flying while pregnant in most cases is perfectly safe. Keep in the mind the following tips for smooth sailing throughout the flight.

Airline Policy

Every airline has its own policy regarding flying while pregnant. However, most airlines are more concerned with passengers flying at the end of the pregnancy as opposed to flying during the first trimester.

Morning Sickness or Motion Sickness?

Many woman experience morning sickness in the first trimester and getting on a crowded, bumpy plane can make your symptoms worst. Make sure that you have extra motion sickness bags available.


Tending to morning sickness on the plane requires planning. Soothing snacks to munch, drinking water and walking around the cabin can help lessen the symptoms.


In some high-risk pregnancies it is better to skip the trip. Check with your doctor before you leave.


The bigger seats in business class can make all the difference in keeping you comfortable. Give it a shot and get the upgrade.

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