Can I get pregnant by airplane?
The life of a modern woman is not so monotonous and routine as it used to be. It is filled with a lot of different events, travel and business meetings. Quite often, young and energetic ladies overcome thousands of miles on the plane in search of new adventures or work. And whether it is possible for pregnant women to fly by plane or for all nine months such a mode of travel under strict prohibition.
Pregnancy and airplane for a long time were completely incompatible and this condition of a woman was considered an absolute contraindication to flights. Now the situation has changed a little, but the future mummies are also cautious about this type of transport. What frightens them most:
- risk of premature birth and severe pressure drop;
- lack of air and difficulty breathing;
- problems with the circulatory system and veins;
- cosmic radiation.
Let’s try to understand how justified such fears are and whether it is really so dangerous.
Premature birth and pressure drop. This is one of the most common fears of all pregnant women. There is an opinion that a sharp drop in pressure can lead to childbirth before the term. In fact, the pressure is really changing and the future mothers react very sensitively to it. This is especially felt during the moments of take-off and landing. It is difficult to foresee how any person will suffer such a change, not to mention pregnant women. As for deliveries outside the time limit, there is no scientific confirmation of this.
Be sure to check with the crew where the medical personnel are located and at the first alarming symptoms do not hesitate to seek help.
Before buying a ticket, check with the particular air carrier for their rules for the flight of pregnant women. Perhaps a certain company has its own, additional conditions for the flight of such passengers.
If the flight is inevitable, then it must be done so that it passes as comfortably as possible. The most comfortable seats are located in the business-level salon. Yes, it is somewhat more expensive, but the chairs there are quite wide and spacious. Such an addition will be very appropriate in the presence of a large abdomen.
You can also buy a ticket for the first row of economy class. In this case, there will be no passengers in front of you and their seats will not constrain your space.
Do not take seats in the tail of the aircraft. There's very dry air and it's pretty small. After the introduction of the ban on smoking, it became a little better, but pregnant is quite difficult to bear such dryness.
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