Safe Kids Week on April, 2018: Is it safe to fly at 15 weeks pregnant the flight is only a hour?

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Is it safe to fly at 15 weeks pregnant?? the flight is only a hour?

You are safe to travel by plane from the beginning of your pregnancy all the way up until the end portion of your last trimester (usually 9th month - 36 weeks) and can manage what ever kind of trip(s) you want to do as long as you and your pregnancy are healthy and the pregnancy is progressing normally. As long as everything is fine, air travel does NOT increase the risk of miscarriage or pre-term labor, and poses no other risks to you or your child.

It is the last four weeks (once you reach the 9th month - 36 weeks) that women are usually prohibited from flying. This is because after 36 weeks, a women can go into labor at any time, and the airplane is not made to handle such situations. For one, there is no guarantee that a doctor will be on board a plane, plus, should any complications arise during the labor and delivery, the plane does not have the medical equipment to handle such situations and it could put the health of the mother and child in danger.

You need to get a check-up from your doctor to make sure that you are in fit enough health, and that the pregnancy is healthy enough to allow for you to fly. Many airlines will require a medical certificate from your doctor dated 24-72 hours before the flight once you reach your third trimester (27 weeks). By the time you reach your eighth month (32 weeks) almost all airlines will require a doctors note.

All airlines make up their own rules and regulations regarding pregnant women. Some do not restrict travel at all, no matter what stage of pregnancy a women is in, and others start to restrict at 7 months, although the majority restrict around 36 weeks.

While traveling I advise you to keep your medical records, and the name and number of your doctor. You should also try to get the name and number of a doctor where you will be staying/visiting in case an emergency comes up.

To keep yourself safe and comfortable on the trip, follow these simple things:

*drink plenty of water

*avoid caffeine

*don't eat food that causes gas for at least one day before you travel (pressure builds up as you ascend through the altitudes and could cause pain)

*walk around as much as she can (up and down the aisles)

*stretch while sitting

*wear loose fitting clothing

*wear slip on shoes (your feet may swell)

*wear maternity support pantyhose or socks

*try to get an aisle seat or a front row seat for more leg room

*eat light foods

*eat small meals or snacks at frequent intervals rather than big heavy meals

*do not eat salt

*Wear your seat belt just under your abdomen (depending on how big you are, you can also ask for a seat belt extender - just be sure that that too goes under your abdomen)

*relax

I traveled internationally (14+ hours each way) this summer at the beginning of my 4th pregnancy (I'm currently at the end of my first trimester and have more trips planned), and I flew last summer while pregnant. I left when I was 13 weeks and returned when I was around 30 weeks. I also did another short (3 hours each way) international trip (left at 32 weeks and returned at 34 weeks). My daughter was born 23 December and is perfectly healthy and happy. I have also traveled internationally at various stages with my first two pregnancies (my children are now 8&6 and are normal, happy, healthy, lovable kids).

I wrote an article about traveling while pregnant. It gives more in-depth information if you'd like to reference it:

If I can be of any more help or assistance, please feel free to contact me.

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Safe Travel for children to Bogota, Colombia?

Safe Travel for children to Bogota, Colombia?

It is safe to take your kids to Bogota, you just have to have the same basic precautions you would have in a large metropolitan city such as New York or Washington. Do not wear any jewelry, do not walk at night on empty streets etc. A lot of the taxis now are small, but you can always request a taxi for 6 people. It might be safer if you call the taxi to pick you up than to flag it on the street. I would not recommend renting a car, the traffic in Bogota is horrible, and there are many laws like "pico y placa" (which limit the number of cars that can transit at rush hour) that make it very confusing. At certain hours some streets will be closed or will be transited in the opposite direction. You will need to get familiar with all these things. I am from Bogota but have lived in the States for 20 years. Every time that I go to visit my family I have a great time and I love it, however I do not consider myself capable of driving there (even though I drive in Miami every day). Taxis work well and so does the "Transmilenio", which is a bus system that works like a metro. If you will stay there for a month, you could always rent a car and hire a driver. It would not be too expensive and would probably work best.

You may want to stay in a Hotel in the northern part of Bogota while your kids are there, usually the streets are safer and there are more activities for kids than if you stay downtown.

As far as places to visit around Bogota, I recommend that you

1) Visit the Gold Museum 2) Go to the salt Cathedral of Zipaquira 3) Go have lunch (Thu-Sun) at "Andres Carne de Res" which is a touristic restaurant fun for kids as well. 4) Go to Monserrate, which is the mountain overlooking Bogota 5) Go shopping; there are many new shopping malls and local craft stores that you will enjoy, and go out to eat a lot; the food is great.

6) You could also go to "Villa de Leyva", which is about 3 hours from Bogota. It is a beautiful colonial town and the kids would like it. 7) If you have more time you could take a tour to " la zona cafetera"; which is the coffee growing region. "El Parque del Cafe" and "PANACA" are worth it, but that would require at least an overnight stay. 8) You could go to Cartagena, which is really beautiful and very different from Bogota, but I would go by plane, going by bus is too long and the roads are not the best

Traffic aside, Bogota is a nice place to visit. I think it would be an invaluable experience for your kids to get to visit the Country where their new sister was born. They will be able to talk to her about it and have something in common.

Contact the adoption agency that you will be using (like Fana), they will give you many more tips. I know they are very helpful with foreigners.

Go, enjoy and congratulations on your new daughter.

I am pregnant:) will it be safe to travel to thailand in my 13th week. ?

I am pregnant:) will it be safe to travel to thailand in my 13th week. ?

You are safe to travel by plane from the beginning of your pregnancy all the way up until the end portion of your last trimester (usually 9th month - 36 weeks) and can manage what ever kind of trip(s) you want to do as long as you and your pregnancy are healthy and the pregnancy is progressing normally. As long as everything is fine, air travel does NOT increase the risk of miscarriage or pre-term labor, and poses no other risks to you or your child.

It is the last four weeks (once you reach the 9th month - 36 weeks) that women are usually prohibited from flying. This is because after 36 weeks, a women can go into labor at any time, and the airplane is not made to handle such situations. For one, there is no guarantee that a doctor will be on board a plane, plus, should any complications arise during the labor and delivery, the plane does not have the medical equipment to handle such situations and it could put the health of the mother and child in danger.

You need to get a check-up from your doctor to make sure that you are in fit enough health, and that the pregnancy is healthy enough to allow for you to fly. Many airlines will require a medical certificate from your doctor dated 24-72 hours before the flight once you reach your third trimester (27 weeks). By the time you reach your eighth month (32 weeks) almost all airlines will require a doctors note.

All airlines make up their own rules and regulations regarding pregnant women. Some do not restrict travel at all, no matter what stage of pregnancy a women is in, and others start to restrict at 7 months, although the majority restrict around 36 weeks.

While traveling I advise you to keep your medical records, and the name and number of your doctor. You should also try to get the name and number of a doctor where you will be staying/visiting in case an emergency comes up.

To keep yourself safe and comfortable on the trip, follow these simple things:

*drink plenty of water

*avoid caffeine

*don't eat food that causes gas for at least one day before you travel (pressure builds up as you ascend through the altitudes and could cause pain)

*walk around as much as she can (up and down the aisles)

*stretch while sitting

*wear loose fitting clothing

*wear slip on shoes (your feet may swell)

*wear maternity support pantyhose or socks

*try to get an aisle seat or a front row seat for more leg room

*eat light foods

*eat small meals or snacks at frequent intervals rather than big heavy meals

*do not eat salt

*Wear your seat belt just under your abdomen (depending on how big you are, you can also ask for a seat belt extender - just be sure that that too goes under your abdomen)

*relax

I traveled internationally (14+ hours each way) this summer at the beginning of my 4th pregnancy (I'm currently at the end of my first trimester and have more trips planned), and I flew last summer while pregnant. I left when I was 13 weeks and returned when I was around 30 weeks. I also did another short (3 hours each way) international trip (left at 32 weeks and returned at 34 weeks). My daughter was born 23 December and is perfectly healthy and happy. I have also traveled internationally at various stages with my first two pregnancies (my children are now 8&6 and are normal, happy, healthy, lovable kids).

I wrote an article about traveling while pregnant. It gives more in-depth information if you'd like to reference it:

If I can be of any more help or assistance, please feel free to contact me.

Agoda
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