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Up, Up, and Away: A Pregnant Mama's Guide to Air Travel

Keyword: flying during pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting journey filled with new experiences, and sometimes, those experiences include air travel. Let’s dive into some essential guidance for flying during pregnancy. Whether you're jetting off on a babymoon or heading to a family reunion, flying while pregnant can be a breeze with these helpful tips. So fasten your seatbelts (below the bump, of course), and let's take off!

airplane in the sunset

1. The Sky’s the Limit, but Safety First

As The Healthy Mama Doc assures us, occasional air travel is generally safe for pregnant women with uncomplicated or medically safe pregnancies. So, rest easy knowing that you're in good hands up in the sky. Just remember to consult with your healthcare provider before booking any flights, especially if you have any concerns or medical conditions.

2.  Keep Those Legs Moving

Long flights can increase the risk of developing blood clots. One way of preventing this is by simply getting up and walking around the plane every few hours. Not only will it keep those legs limber, but it's also an excellent opportunity to show off your pregnancy glow to fellow passengers.

Please note, that this is not medical advice and you should still consult with your OB doctor.  

stretching on an airplane

3.Compression Socks for the Win

Compression socks may not be the most glamorous accessory, but they are a pregnant traveler's best friend. These snug wonders help improve circulation and reduce the risk of swelling and blood clots. This is included in the Mommy Care Kit that you can apply for at

4. Drink Up, Mama!

Staying hydrated is crucial during pregnancy, and that rule applies even at 30,000 feet. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout your flight to keep yourself and your little one well-hydrated. And hey, frequent bathroom breaks mean more chances to stretch those legs to better your chances of not getting blood clots. Dual purpose right there!

pregnant woman drinking water

5. Buckle Up, Baby!

pregnant woman on airplane with her seatbelt

When it comes to seatbelt safety, we've got you covered. During pregnancy, it's best to wear your seatbelt low on your hipbones and below your belly bump. This ensures maximum protection and comfort, especially during those unexpected moments of turbulence. So, buckle up, mama, and enjoy the ride!

As you prepare for air travel during your pregnancy, remember that it can be a fun and exciting experience with a little preparation and a positive mindset. Prioritize your safety by consulting with your healthcare provider before your trip and following their recommendations. Don't forget to stay hydrated, wear compression socks for comfort, and take regular walks to keep your circulation flowing. And of course, always buckle up below the bump for maximum safety. With these tips in mind, you can embark on your journey with confidence, knowing that you're taking care of yourself and your little one. Safe travels! 

pregnant belly bump
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