When most people think of pregnancy travel rules, the main (and sometimes only) rule that comes to mind initially is the no flying after 36 weeks rule, which is important because nobody wants to go into labor while mid-flight, right? But is that the only reason they don’t want you to fly after 36 weeks (unless there’s a family emergency)? What are some other pregnancy travel rules you should keep in mind the rest of your pregnancy? These recommendations seem intent on not only keeping your baby safe, but you healthy, too.
I talked to Dr. Jamil Abdur-Rahman, a frequent traveler himself as a medical travel blogger in addition to being an OB-GYN and other half of the Twin Doctors for TwinDoctorsTV, to see if he had any tips and tricks for pregnant ladies when it came to traveling, whether it comes by plane, train, or automobile. He came up with six rules of pregnancy travel for pregnant women to go by, and he and his twin brother Idries even came up with an “Airline Policies for Pregnant Travelers” list on their website. “As travel loving OB-GYNs, compiling this list was a labor of love (pun intended),” Abdur-Rahman says.