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For all the cute ways to name a pregnancy, like a bun in the oven, a baby-bump, Buddha-belly, mummy-tummy, it’s always good to know you and your baby are receiving special attention.
Here are some top tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable flight:
- Place the seat belt below your belly for maximum comfort.
- Book or ask to be seated in an aisle seat for easy access to the bathroom facilities.
- Walk around the cabin hourly, this helps with circulation.
- Stretch and flex your feet and legs in your seat every half an hour.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- It is a good idea for all expectant moms to carry emergency contact details of your next of kin, a family member and your doctor. If you are already into your second or third trimester, you may be asked for a prenatal chart.
“You will be known as a guest with your own ‘baby on board’.”
Handy info as you progress in your pregnancy
For both single pregnancies and multiple pregnancies less than 28 weeks:Some airlines do not require you to fill in any forms provided that your pregnancy has showed no complications to date. If there have been any complications, a medical certificate stating that you are fit to travel by air is required. Please ask your GP or gynaecologist to provide this letter and hand it in to the check-in person on the day you fly.
For both single pregnancies and multiple pregnancies between 28-35 weeks:A medical certificate stating that you are fit to travel by air will be required. You will need to carry a copy of the medical certificate, on person, during travel.
For single pregnancies from 36 weeks and multiple pregnancies from 32 weeks:Airlines like Mango does not permit guests who are this far along in their pregnancy to travel. It is dangerous for both you and your soon-to-be-born baby or babies.
Follow BabyYumYum pregnancy week-by-week calendar guide to understand how big your baby is at each week of gestation (compared to the size of a piece of fruit or vegetable!), how baby is growing and their development week by week, plus symptoms and what’s happening in your body at each stage of pregnancy.
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