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Long haul flight sign off

(7 Posts)
LoveLetters Wed 02-Sep-15 16:28:22

Will be going on long haul flight at 26 weeks in Oct. Does doctor access you then sign off? How does it work?

Lemonfizzypop Wed 02-Sep-15 16:45:04

Yep just make an appt and they'll write you a letter

Dollyemi Wed 02-Sep-15 16:47:51

Check with the airline you're travelling with and your travel insurance company. It's a possibility you won't need a letter but something like your mat B form to show your expected due date.

LoveLetters Wed 02-Sep-15 17:02:22

I don't work so I don't have a matb1 form. Checked with airline and I will need one for precaution. Wanted to just know what happens with doctor.

tessiegirl Wed 02-Sep-15 17:29:41

Just to let you know my midwife advised me that if I need a letter allowing me to travel it is best to get one directly from the midwife as they won't charge, however a doctor will charge £50 for one. May be worth checking if this is the same where you live....

Plantpot83 Wed 02-Sep-15 17:57:36

Just to say, you might not even need to see the doctor, I told the receptionist what I wanted and she arranged a phonecall with the Dr who just checked I was having a normal pregnancy and asked my due date. I picked up the letter from the surgery the next day, it cost £25, my midwife wouldn't give me one.

Brummiegirl15 Wed 02-Sep-15 18:12:15

It depends who you fly with. I'm flying with Virgin at 22 and 24 weeks and I've been categorically by Virgin told I do not need a letter before 28 weeks

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