R.J. asks from Fairfield, CA on October 25, 2008
G.K. answers from San Francisco on October 27, 2008
You can always go to the airline's website and look it up. Some airlines are different, but most airlines allow up to 36 weeks.
S.B. answers from Redding on October 27, 2008
I know this from first-hand experience.
Flying during pregnancy is not usually a problem unless there are already problems or complications with the pregnancy.
Flying, in and of itself, doesn't really have an affect on pregnancy. But, pregnancy can have an affect on your flight if you go into labor on the plane. Usually, during the last month, flying is out just because of the chances you could go into labor.
You aren't pregnant yet....so cross that bridge when you get to it.
And good luck with starting your family!
H.G. answers from San Francisco on October 28, 2008
I think it's a personal preference as well as what your doctor says.. I flew to So Cal (quick flight) at 36 weeks and was fine. Although I had a great pregancy.. so it just depends on how you are feeling..But you don't want to fly much after that though in case anything happens.. you'd want to be close to home. Enjoy!
A.C. answers from Sacramento on October 26, 2008
I was always told last timester.
P.C. answers from San Francisco on October 27, 2008
7-71/2 months I believe.
K.W. answers from San Francisco on October 27, 2008
I work for an airline and I think that our policy is to have a doctors note when you are about 8 months pregnant that says it is ok for you to fly (although I don't think you would be very comfortable flying at that point, especially if it is your first pregnancy, I know that when I was pregnant I had a little more cramping than usual when flying, as I do when on my period). Every airline has their own rules, so ask them. Also, even if you fly at 5 or 6 month I would still have a note, it is sometimes hard to know how pregnant people are and it is better to be prepared before the flight.
Also, keep in mind that taking an infant on a trip may be a hassle because of all the "stuff" you need to bring, but when they are breastfeeding and not walking yet, it is a lot easier. I took my 3 month old to Venezuela when my father died there (had no choice), and flying was a lot easier than being with a 1 or 2 year old that can't understand they need to sit and be quiet. It is great to just shove a boob there and keep the baby content. haha.
Good luck with baby making!!
A.K. answers from San Francisco on October 27, 2008
it depends upon the pregnancy but usually up to 32 weeks isn't a problem. However if you look really pregnant the airline may request a letter from your doc saying that you're safe to fly. I flew when I was 26 weeks but took a letter anyway b/c I was so huge. No one asked but I'm still glad I had it.
One really nice thing about flying while pregnant is that you get to pre-board.
F.K. answers from San Francisco on October 27, 2008
Airlines allow it until week 37, I flew internationally about 4 times during my pregnancy in the 1st and 2nd trimester. My last trip just at the beginning on the 3rd trimester was really exhausting so I would not recommend flying late in the pregnancy.
J.S. answers from San Francisco on October 26, 2008
36 weeks but just make sure you know where doctors are in case you have an issue.