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Flying While Pregnant

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I am looking for regulations regarding flying as a passenger on a general aviation flight while pregnant? Are there any? Seems like the airlines don't even agree on when it's too late to fly while expecting.

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  1. Matthew Waugh on Jul 27, 2010

    I don’t believe there are any regulations. The airlines have rules, but I imagine they are mostly to avoid the messy business of having people give birth on a flight as opposed to any particular concern for the mother or the unborn child.

    At the airline I flew for it was 7 days, unless you had a doctor’s note.

    It it was me (and I’m male, so if it was me GA flying would be the last of my concerns) I’d consult with the appropriate doctors. It’s noisy and vibrates, but speaking as someone with no medical training at all I’d expect the concern to be altitude and the oxygen and pressure effects. But people give birth in Denver and higher all the time, and I assume they don’t high tail it for the valleys once the pregnancy is confirmed.

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