Can I travel by plane while pregnant?

Are you pregnant Well, first of all we want to give you our sincere congratulations! And there is no feeling in the world that surpasses that of being a mother. Of course, although it is true that from now on your life will change completely, you should not believe that you will no longer be able to travel. Backpacking may not be a good idea, but there are many ways to travel. In addition, traveling the world with children will give you a totally different vision and the little ones will learn a lot, not only about culture, but about values.

As we have already told you, with children it is also possible to travel. Of course, while you are pregnant you should take some precautions for the good of your health and the health of your baby. Thus, for example, it is important that you bear in mind that there are some restrictions when traveling by plane. Today at Vuela Viajes we tell you everything you need to know about it. Can you come with us?

Traveling by plane is not dangerous for the fetus

Some pregnant women are reluctant to travel by plane, which is completely understandable, since the amount of oxygen in the plane when it flies is quite low. However, it is important to keep in mind that some studies have shown that the baby’s heart continues to beat just as fast throughout the journey, including landing, which means that the baby receives the oxygen it needs. On the other hand, you must bear in mind that neither noise, nor vibrations, nor accelerations, nor turbulence are dangerous for the fetus. What you should keep in mind is that it is preferable that the journey does not last more than 4 hours.


Consult with the doctor

As we have just mentioned, flying pregnant does not pose any risk to the baby. Of course, from Vuela Viajes we recommend that before traveling you consult with your doctor, especially if you have had any problem during pregnancy: blood loss, hypertension, diabetes … In addition, you should be more careful if you are expecting twins or twins or if you have had a premature delivery in a previous pregnancy.

Depending on the trimester

In general, it is not advisable to travel during the first two trimesters of pregnancy. Of course, you should know that it is in the second trimester when pregnant women have it easier when flying, since nausea is usually reduced during this period. In addition, the energy is usually higher than at the beginning or at the end of the gestation. In fact, if there have been no complications, you can fly until week 36, although it is true that some companies put restrictions from week 28 on the risk of premature birth. What some do is require a medical certificate from the mother confirming the stage of pregnancy and the status of the passenger. In addition, in some cases the airlines require the future mother to sign a document to exempt the company from all responsibility in case of problems. In any case, it is best that before traveling and even buying the ticket, you are well informed about the regulations of the company with which you plan to fly.


Practical tips

If you plan to fly during your pregnancy, we recommend that you follow some tips. For example, it is a good idea to wear compression stockings to promote circulation and relieve swelling in the veins, since during pregnancy the risk of thrombosis and varicose veins in the legs increases. We also recommend choosing a seat in the front row, in the aisle, and near the bathroom. Also, you should get up for five minutes every hour and walk. On the other hand, we recommend that you drink plenty of water and put the seat belt under your belly.