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Just found out I'm pregnant (after crazy Paris trip) - flying, unsafe?

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peachmilk Fri 16-Dec-16 17:22:32

My boyfriend chartered a flight to and from Paris from London yesterday. We left at 8 and then landed back in London by 6. The flight was private so luckily I didn't do any heavy lifting, but I am still worried about the fact I was flying.

I'm 4 weeks along, roughly.

Will this cause any issues? When is it safe to fly until? We have plans to fly to Geneva, New York, Miami and Nice during the upcoming months.

Nightmanagerfan Fri 16-Dec-16 17:23:06


FeckinCrutches Fri 16-Dec-16 17:24:52

Not even a stealth boast grin

SoupDragon Fri 16-Dec-16 17:25:56

It will be fine.

Barefootcontessa84 Fri 16-Dec-16 17:26:32

Haha. OP you know you'll be fine...

SoupDragon Fri 16-Dec-16 17:26:42

Timewise, how late you can fly depends on the airline so you'd have to check.

birdybirdywoofwoof Fri 16-Dec-16 17:27:22

You're fine, congratulations!

TerriB84 Fri 16-Dec-16 17:27:38

Assuming you've got no other medical conditions it's fine to fly up to 36 weeks for a singleton pregnancy and 32 weeks for multiples. At 4 weeks your fine.

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Fri 16-Dec-16 17:28:35

Nope, you should be fine. Just make sure you drink plenty of water and move around enough during the flights (especially the long ones) and bear in mind that some airlines will need a letter from your GP when you are further along. Not sure what the situation is on private flights though wink Also this is probably common sense but if you are travelling make sure your health insurance covers you for any pregnancy-related issues that could arise while you are away. And congratulations!

dontpokethebear Fri 16-Dec-16 17:31:33

<wish there was an eye roll emoticon>

EvenTheWind Fri 16-Dec-16 17:32:02

Feet can swell in pregnancy, make sure your diamond shoes aren't too tight.

53rdAndBird Fri 16-Dec-16 17:34:59

Flying's fine, but babies are expensive. Tell your boyfriend that Easyjet do Gatwick - CDG for about twenty-five quid for the next one?

Thisjustinno Fri 16-Dec-16 17:36:22

Megalolz. Paris is shit though. My BF chartered a flight to Maiu.

Levatrice Fri 16-Dec-16 17:36:24


Hissy Fri 16-Dec-16 17:37:33

* we have plans to fly to Geneva, New York, Miami Peckham and Nice during the upcoming months.*


PotteringAlong Fri 16-Dec-16 17:39:24

The flight was private so luckily I didn't do any heavy lifting,

Unlike if you don't fly by private jet, when it's like a weightlifting competition... hmm

You are fine to fly. And lift things.

toffeeboffin Fri 16-Dec-16 17:46:50

I've plans to go to Barnsley Poundland tomorrow, do you think I should?

toffeeboffin Fri 16-Dec-16 17:47:42

And LTB.

dontpokethebear Fri 16-Dec-16 17:50:22

Just re read and noticed this bit

The flight was private so luckily I didn't do any heavy lifting,

Gosh yes. The last time we flew peasant class, one had to heft our luggage into the hold oneself.

Oysterbabe Fri 16-Dec-16 18:00:14

I hate all the lifting you have to do on standard flights. Last time they had us get out and help bump start the plane.

876TaylorMade Fri 16-Dec-16 18:05:41


SoupDragon Fri 16-Dec-16 18:12:22

Am I the only one whi's hadto haul bags off the luggage carousel then?

PotteringAlong Fri 16-Dec-16 18:38:19

How heavy is your case that you think it will have any impact at all on a pregnancy?! grin

MadHattersWineParty Fri 16-Dec-16 18:58:00

Oh my god 😂

Maudlinmaud Fri 16-Dec-16 19:00:16

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