Pregnancy Travel Page

Our Quick top 10 tips for pregnancy travel:

  1. Bring antacid tablets with you
  2. Wear flight socks / stockings
  3. Make sure you can contact your doctor by phone or email for advice or get a referral for one at your destination
  4. Pack snacks for the flight
  5. Wear breathable fabrics in hot climates and comfy loose fitting clothes on the plane
  6. Wear loose fitting shoes on the flight or you may not be able to get them back on again
  7. Drink lots of water when flying
  8. Ask for an aisle seat so you can get up and down regularly to stretch your legs and lets face it, pee
  9. Check that your travel insurance covers pregnancy related issues
  10. Enjoy yourself

 

Air travel & pregnancy, what do I need to know?

Doctors - You MUST check with your doctor before flying - it is also a good idea in the 3rd trimester (or if you look big earlier) to get a letter from them clearing you for travel.

Airline - Most airlines restrict pregnancy travel in the 3rd trimester, generally the cut off is 36th week or 32nd week for multiples so give your airline a call to check their policy.

Pregnancy Tales

Hong Kong - First trimester
Anke has made several trips to Hong Kong in early pregnancy, she was kind enough to share her experiences: My husband, my 11 year old son and myself travelled from Brisbane to Hong Kong when I was 9 weeks pregnant.
Mexico & Cuba - Second Trimester
Vanessa spent 6 weeks travelling in Mexico and Cuba in her 2nd trimester of pregnancy. Vanessa kindly shared her travel experiences with us.
Holy Baby Bump - Pregnancy travel in India
Nikola, A Sydney mother discovers the spiritual highs and bone-shaking lows of pregnancy travel in India during her first pregnancy.
Pregnancy Travel - Volunteering in South Africa
Del learned of her pregnancy the night before she departed on a 6 week trip which included volunteering in an orphange in South Africa. Del was kind enough to share her travel experiences with us. Here is her story:
Camping Mama
Hilke and her partner took the opportunity to get away camping before their baby arrives in a few weeks time, we think she is an inspiration so we asked her all about it. We went camping at a bush site near Tatong in Victoria at just on 32 weeks pregnant.
Pregnancy surprise in Malta
My Husband and I headed to Malta for a week of gorgeous food, fine wines and some sunshine....little did we know we had a stowaway. My Husband and I had been trying for a baby for what seemed like forever so we booked a holiday to take our minds off it all.
Singapore Stopover
When flying between London and Melbourne at 6 months pregnant we decided on a 4 night stopover in Singapore to break up the journey to give myself and the bump a chance to recover in between long haul flights.
Touring Vietnam While Pregnant
Kylie spent 5 weeks in Vietnam on her honeymoon at the end of her first trimester. How did she cope? We sat down with her to get the details. I was 3 months pregnant when we left Australia on a 12 hour flight via Singapore. We flew with Singapore airlines, they were great, the flight wasn’t full and they let us stretch out.