In-Flight Safety with Baby
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Air traveling is usually safe for you and your unborn baby, but there are some precautions you should take. Learn more about in-flight safety with baby in this video.
Transcript: You've got a baby on board, so should you be on board an aircraft? Life doesn't stop when you're pregnant...
You've got a baby on board, so should you be on board an aircraft? Life doesn't stop when you're pregnant and there may be an occasion (or many!) when you need to hop on a plane. Although many women worry about air travel during pregnancy, these fears are largely unjustified. Flying has not been associated with any risks to your baby, including birth defects, miscarriage, or preterm labor. The only exception to this rule is women who have high risk pregnancies, or are very close to their due dates. In cases like this, it's best to consult a doctor before booking your flight. Of course, flying may not be quite as comfortable when you have a passenger of your own! When en route to your destination, combat low cabin humidity by drinking extra water. Walk around frequently, especially on long flights, as a precaution against the formation of pregnancy related blood clots. And remember, pregnancy gives you a perfect excuse to ask for an extra packet of peanuts-you're eating for two, after all!More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-11 | Tags »
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