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Question About Pregnancy And Flying  
User currently offlinehenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

Hi there,

My wife (6 months pregnant) will fly MEX-DFW-SLC on AA and SLC-MEX on DL. Is there any problem for her to fly? I mean, won´t there be any issue with the airlines? should we get a written permission from her gynecologist?

Thanks!!


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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3509 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

I would check with the gynecologist first, to make sure there is no danger to your wife or the fetus, then I would go ahead and get a written permission slip from from her gynecologist.

User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4168 times:
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What did AA and DL say when you asked them? The rules vary between airlines around the world so it is best to ask each airline directly(although in my experience when it is a single pregnancy with no complications most airlines don't have a problem at 6 months.) Also, check with your travel insurance provider what their stance is on pregnancy as many insurers don't want to cover it past a certain point because of the potentially high costs. Travelling without insurance when pregnant is probably the biggest potential problem for many travellers ( yet strangely it is one that they often don't think about)

Couldn't find the info on the AA website ( couldn't even find their 'search'function) but DL says

http://www.delta.com/planning_reserv...ilities/special_concerns/index.jsp

Pregnant Travelers
We don't have restrictions for pregnant women, so you don't need a medical certificate to travel.

However, keep in mind that ticket change fees and penalties aren't waived for pregnancy. If you're traveling after your eighth month, it's a good idea to check with your doctor to be sure it will be ok



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5573 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4092 times:

Quoting henpol747 (Thread starter):
Is there any problem for her to fly?

Generally not at 6 months. However, it's a good idea for her to get checked before she travels. While she's there, no harm in:

Quoting henpol747 (Thread starter):
should we get a written permission from her gynecologist?



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User currently offlinehenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4089 times:

Gynecologist says there´s no problem and will give us a written permission. Asked AA and DL, and they said that six months isn´t an issue.

Thank you for your answers .

Cheers,

Henpol747



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User currently offlinegoldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1832 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

Another issue to keep in mind : in the US, at security, your wife has to avoid the new body scanners and ask for a manual search. X-rays are dangerous for the fetus.

User currently offlineBrusselsSouth From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 624 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

I've been on multiple flights with my pregnant wife without problems, although never past 3-4 months or something.

If I remember correctly, most airlines will allow pregnant women without restrictions until a certain number of months (7? 8?), then will only allow them based on written permission from their gynecologist.

Quoting henpol747 (Thread starter):
My wife (6 months pregnant)

Congratulations! Girl or boy?

Regards
BrusselsSouth


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