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delawar Thu 19-Jan-17 07:48:00

Hi I have a question about flying and late pregnancy , I have yet to confirm pregnancy and therefore panicking about nothing maybe . But we are due to fly when I will be 33 + 5 weeks and land in U.K. When I will 35+5 now the airline say they will allow travel up till 36 weeks as long as a certificate stating fit and well. , now my question is has anybody ever flown so late and what is the worst / or worrying reason behind it ,no where seems to state the reason I did wonder if it's incase you labour , it's a four hr flight . ( posted in travel too)

Sparklyuggs Thu 19-Jan-17 07:50:18

I'm interested to know as I plan on being in the UK until 35+4 as I live abroad but flight is one hour. My midwife is happy for me to assuming no complications.

Artandco Thu 19-Jan-17 07:52:33

You can fly at 36 weeks, but from 28 weeks some airlines will need a certificate from midwife saying safe to fly.

Basically they don't want anyone going into labour mid air if they can help it.

delawar Thu 19-Jan-17 07:55:38

I thought it might be that , I know my airline requires the certificate as I checked that out yesterday . I guess I am at present panicking lol thanks guys

Artandco Thu 19-Jan-17 07:58:52

Any chance you can reschedule? I flew at 31 weeks ok ( had letter also if needed). But I don't think would have wanted to fly 5 weeks later. One child was born at 37 weeks also ( and midwife had said week before he would be overdue so would have signed another certificate)
Also I didn't really have a bump at all at 31 weeks still, just small and enough nobody actually asked if pregnant under baggy jumper

delawar Thu 19-Jan-17 08:52:15

I am not sure ( it's a big group I already have 5 dc )so it's kinda harder to move things about ,there's 15 going and if we move it closer it may change cost .
Last time I was pregnant at 39 weeks I had a non existent bump looked just like I had a big meal , baby was born at 39 weighing 5lb5 ( c-section) otherwise I am always late 41weeks usually.

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