|Can I fly while pregnant? If so what precautions should I
Yes, it is however always best to seek medical advice before
flying. It is best to travel during the early months of
pregnancy, try and avoid travelling during the later stages.
Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with adjustable straps.
Also try to elevate your feet by placing your hand luggage
under the seat in front of you and resting your feet on
the bag. Wear slip-ons if possible so you can take your
shoes off whenever possible. It is not good to have a heavy
meal before flying, as this could cause stomach cramps with
the prolonged immobility. Carry snacks to boost your energy
levels in case the flight tires you. To prevent dehydration,
drink plenty of water which can prevent water retention.
Try and book an aisle seat if possible. This allows you
easier access to the loo. Go to the toilet as frequently
as you require and use this as an opportunity to have a
good stretch and keep your circulation going. Since seats
near the exit have more legroom they are also an option.
Wear two-piece clothing, a top and either a pants or skirt
– no dungarees.
If you select pants, select ones that are easily done up.
Make sure that the elastic around the waist is soft and