I am going to Europe in Dec. But the woman I am going with, well neither of us believe in contraception and the chances she will be pregnant by then is high. What are the restrictions on traveling pregnant.
If the pregant woman experiences more than usual nausea during the first 3 months of the preganancy she might feel it better to delay travelling. Some airlines impose restrictione on passengers in the last few weeks of their pregnancy but she would need to check with the airline concerned.
Flying Economy - specially long haul -might be uncomfortable. But if the pregancy is advancing normally & there are no other mediacal problems there are no restrictions other than the possible one mentioned.
But do make sure of adequate emergency health /travel insurance.
I will get insurance this. At worst she could be about 5 1/2 months. She lost a 7 month old in April, so I think this trip is something she really needs.
Lee Ann, has her doctor told her that traveling to Europe poses no problems for her? Having losing a baby at seven months might indicate that extra caution should be taken during this next pregnancy.
If her doctor gives the, "Okay," then would she have to tell the airlines that she's preganant? At five or so months couldn't she just wear loose clothing and just look a little fat while in transit/crossing borders?
If you mean she lost a seven month old baby I am really sorry for that sad loss but it would not inevitably place any restiction on travel.
If though you meant she lost the baby when 7 months pregnant she would need the best possible medical advice before travelling overseas late in the pregnancy. It could also be that the history might mean the airline would decline to carry her whilst in an advanced stage of pregnancy.
She should perhaps discuss this with her doctor for the best advise for her.
It's really up to her doctor and the conditions of any medical insurance she may have. I'd most definitely buy travel medical insurance - and some may not cover any complications due to pregnancy as it could be classified as a pre-existing condition, or could involve a premium.
The baby died from the doctor giving the baby a wrong med, so it is not physically attached to her. But maybe a clearance from her doctor would be good.
Was she seven months pregnant or was the baby seven months old?
Either way, I would encourage her to talk to her doctor about the sensibility of her travel plans.
Give her my sympathies also! Either way, it is a horrendous loss!
The baby was 7 months old. She had taken it into the ER. I cannot imagine what she went through holding her baby's body... She is much stronger than I could have ever been. I will pass on the sympathy. :)
Most airlines will post their restrictions on traveling at various stages of pregnancy. Most will allow up to 8 months without restriction but it is a good idea to check the specific airline. Be sure she is within guidelines to return too. ;^)
My last pregnancy was difficult, needed to go from Germany to UK, I asked doctor for permission and she issued me with letter saying is OK.
Budget airlines in Europe won't let you travel if you are more than 26 weeks pregnant.
Normal airlines allow up to 30 weeks, but all depends of how long is the flight and the health condition of the expecting mother.
Apart with the doctor check also with the airline. On long haul flights the staff is usualy very good & will asist to the best of the abilities.
I am sorry to hear about your friend must be very difficult & I guess this trip is in a way God sent, but make sure all bases are covered.
Many health insurance policies do not cover pregnancy or birth. An Australian woman in Canada recently gave birth prematurely and ended up owing a million dollars.