Travel and Safety

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Travel during a healthy, uncomplicated pregnancy has no harmful effects on your baby. Travel in properly pressurized aircraft offers no unusual risk and pregnant women can generally fly up to 34 weeks of the pregnancy.

 

It is recommended that pregnant women observe the same precautions for air travel as the general population, including periodic movement of the lower extremities, ambulation or walking hourly, and use of seatbelts while seated.

 

The seatbelt should be worn during the pregnancy. The leading cause of fetal death during automobile accidents is the death of the mother.  The lap belt portion of the restraining belt should be placed under the growing abdomen and across the upper thighs.  The belt should be snug as comfortably possible. Based on limited information, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist concluded that is does not appear reasonable to recommend disabling airbags during pregnancy.

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