Air Travel Question

Air Travel Question

Joined: July 4th, 2011, 3:21 am

November 1st, 2011, 11:32 pm #1

Does air travel early in a pregnancy make any difference?

I should be doing ET week of Nov 17-24. I was going to buy airline tickets for Christmas travel today. If I am blessed enough to become pregnant in November, would it be bad for me to travel in December?

On a funny note... I was so worried about being able to get the airline tickets I need for my November transfer during Thanksgiving week, that I bought 4 different sets of refundable tickets to cover the whole timeframe! Then, as soon as they know my transfer date, I can return 3 of them
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Joined: January 19th, 2010, 2:07 pm

November 2nd, 2011, 1:20 am #2

Many people travel right after transfer...esp all the folks doing IVF in Europe or South Africa.
On the other end of the spectrum, I am 27 weeks and just flew cross country without any issues. I was a bit worried about my feet and hands swelling...and thankfully nothing.
I am sure others will chime in, but I don't see any issues. You could also do a search, because I know this issue is asked often.
Good luck with your transfer.
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Lenebene
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November 2nd, 2011, 2:28 pm #3

Does air travel early in a pregnancy make any difference?

I should be doing ET week of Nov 17-24. I was going to buy airline tickets for Christmas travel today. If I am blessed enough to become pregnant in November, would it be bad for me to travel in December?

On a funny note... I was so worried about being able to get the airline tickets I need for my November transfer during Thanksgiving week, that I bought 4 different sets of refundable tickets to cover the whole timeframe! Then, as soon as they know my transfer date, I can return 3 of them
I have over 90k+ miles in the air this year.... got pregnant in April and have traveled since. No worries, you'll be fine. Just make sure you drink plenty of water and get up to walk around a little.
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julie
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November 2nd, 2011, 4:48 pm #4

Does air travel early in a pregnancy make any difference?

I should be doing ET week of Nov 17-24. I was going to buy airline tickets for Christmas travel today. If I am blessed enough to become pregnant in November, would it be bad for me to travel in December?

On a funny note... I was so worried about being able to get the airline tickets I need for my November transfer during Thanksgiving week, that I bought 4 different sets of refundable tickets to cover the whole timeframe! Then, as soon as they know my transfer date, I can return 3 of them
I have an 11 month old little girl. I had a business trip planned for the week after transfer and before my scheduled beta. I pOAS the morning I flew to the west coast from DC. No problems. I am currently on my first business trip back here since getting pregnant. DH and DD came with me and are seeing family while I work for a couple of days. I keep pointing out to them all the airport bathrooms I used to give myselt the PIO shots. I did go on travel restrictions later in my pregnancy due to high BP but if not for that my OB had given me the all clear to travel until 32 weeks. I say book the tickets.
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Joined: September 13th, 2008, 5:13 pm

November 4th, 2011, 7:43 pm #5

Does air travel early in a pregnancy make any difference?

I should be doing ET week of Nov 17-24. I was going to buy airline tickets for Christmas travel today. If I am blessed enough to become pregnant in November, would it be bad for me to travel in December?

On a funny note... I was so worried about being able to get the airline tickets I need for my November transfer during Thanksgiving week, that I bought 4 different sets of refundable tickets to cover the whole timeframe! Then, as soon as they know my transfer date, I can return 3 of them
I don't think air travel is a problem per se; I mean, obviously I flew back home from the Czech Republic a few days after my ET, but I would stick close to home for the first six weeks or so if you can do it. I agreed to go on a business trip about the 4-5th week of my pregnancy, and I started to bleed from an SCH the night before I was scheduled to leave. I had a beta scheduled for that morning, so I went and got blood drawn and then got on a plane not knowing whether I was miscarrying and soldiered on through the trip bleeding and not knowing (to add insult to injury, the trip turned out to be *completely unnecessary*). If you have medical resources close to your destination, that's another thing, but that was an experience I'd hate to anyone else to have to endure. GL! Maggie (in VA)
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Joined: July 4th, 2011, 3:21 am

November 4th, 2011, 11:14 pm #6

and sorry you had to go through that!
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