Pregnant woman travel on Hawaiian Airlines flights

Are you waiting for a happy event? Good news, pregnancy shouldn’t stop you from traveling (do not take a plane in the 9th month or in the week after giving birth).

If of course you cannot do without the blessing of your doctor in such circumstances, also remember to check the conditions of the airline you are going to choose.

Either way, choose loose, comfortable clothing. Provide compression stockings (which facilitate blood circulation).

Once on board, move around often, drink a lot and avoid heavy meals.

Until what month of gestation can you travel by Hawaiian Airlines plane if you are pregnant?

Until week 28 of gestation there are usually no issues, but each airline has its restrictions.

With Hawaiian Airlines, you are entitled to take a flight until your 32nd week of pregnancy.

Many pregnant women wonder how long they can travel by plane. As a general rule, Hawaiian Airlines and other airlines recommend against air travel when the gestation period exceeds 32 weeks.

Other conditions to be fulfilled:

– A medical certificate must be provided by the obstetrician issued no later than three days before the flight departure date, and which indicates that you can fly safely.

– If you have no complications and are in good health, no problem, you are welcome. If the staff deems you to present a risk at the time of boarding, the company may seek medical advice.

– Women in their last month of pregnancy will have to present a medical certificate within 48 hours and those due to give birth in less than 7 days will not be allowed on board.

Plan the trip in advance

In addition to taking into account the week of gestation in which the pregnant traveler is, Hawaiian Airlines recommends consulting a doctor in advance, especially if it is a risky pregnancy; Get to the airport with enough time to calmly go through the proper procedures and boarding procedures, and identify yourself as a pregnant woman with the aircraft staff so that they can assist you with boarding prior to departure rest of the passengers.

Avoid heavy meals and carbonated drinks

In addition, it is advisable to avoid large meals and carbonated drinks which can cause discomfort during the flight; drink water frequently, due to the dry environment of the heights; fasten the belt under the abdomen, in the pelvic region; wear compression stockings during travel, as a preventive method against the high risk of thrombosis; and, finally, ask for an isolated seat, so that it is more comfortable to go to the toilet or take short walks.

Flying with the newborn

After the birth of the child, Hawaiian Airlines may also apply specific regulations to allow the mother and child to fly. The Hawaiian company allows the mother to travel seven days after giving birth.

When you are pregnant, flying can sometimes be complicated. To leave with complete peace of mind, quickly discover the procedures to follow and advice to follow.

Airplane and pregnancy: are there any risks for the fetus?

Are you panicking about taking a plane while you are pregnant? Rest assured, until now, no study shows that the pressurization of the cabin during the flight would have an impact on the health of the fetus or would trigger a premature delivery. On the other hand, you should know that small planes are less pressurized than large ones and force the mother-to-be’s body to work more because of the lack of oxygen in the device. Anyway, in the event of a health problem, such as high blood pressure, diabetes or a history of premature birth, it is important to check in with your gynecologist before departure.

Although it is not recommended to travel by plane, be aware that during the first trimester of pregnancy you risk suffering the typical hazards of the first months, namely nausea and fatigue. Sensations that can increase tenfold during the flight in the air … On the other hand, from the second trimester of pregnancy – that is to say between the 14th to the 27th week of pregnancy – it is much less restrictive and tiring to travel by plane (unless the doctor advises otherwise).

As for the third trimester of pregnancy, it is a little more risky. The risks in the event of air travel: certain complications (poorly controlled diabetes, placenta anomaly, hypertension, etc.) due to the sitting position and the pressurization which slow down blood circulation. In any case, traveling by plane beyond the eighth month of pregnancy is strongly discouraged. So, to make sure you are not about to give birth, most travel companies will require you to present a certificate from your gynecologist indicating the expected date of birth upon boarding.

– An advice?

Log on to your airline’s website when purchasing your flight ticket to find out about their pregnancy regulations and also take into account your expected return date.