Do’s and Don’ts of Pregnancy – Travel

Third Trimester

Many patients have questions about traveling while pregnant, especially in the third trimester.

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It is true that airlines and cruise lines will not allow you on board after 36 weeks of pregnancy.

There is not an increased risk of delivering when on a plane due to altitude or a change in cabin pressure. The risk is that you could go into labor at 30,000 feet in an airplane with no medical care.

When traveling during pregnancy, even by car, be sure to stretch your legs and walk for 15 minutes every few hours in order to prevent the formation of blood clots in your legs.

A pregnancy verification letter may be required when traveling, so ask your doctor for travel tips and the letter when needed.

If you have questions, we are here to help you. Please feel free to contact us.