Thought I would post this here, instead of elsewhere for a broader wealth of experience...
So I've flown when pregnant before... in my first pregnancy, I came home from Angola (Africa)- a 16 hour leg the longest part of the trip) at about 21 weeks. This pregnancy, over the holidays I did 7 flights over 3 weeks, some as short as 15 minutes, and some as long as 4 hours.
But, in five weeks, I'm flying home- from Laos to the US (Vientiane, Laos -> Bangkok, Thailand -> Seoul, Korea -> Chicago, IL, USA) all in one fell swoop. I'll be traveling with my nearly 2 year old daughter (who THANK GOD will have her own seat for the first time ever!). I'll be 29.5 weeks pregnant.
I already have some compression socks, which I certainly plan to wear. I know enough to get up frequently to keep blood flowing and to drink plenty of water.
Anyone else have any other good advice- either on dealing with that very long trip (we'll be traveling for over 24 hours) or for dealing with the flying while that pregnant part?? I don't know many people who have flown when that pregnant.... and one lady I know who did it sort of 35 years ago, flew at 32 weeks, and it was only a trip cross-Canada (like Vancouver to Ottawa) and she ended up having the baby the next day! Needless to say, That freaks me out!
So I'd love to hear your "I did it and didn't end up with a preemie" stories...or just advice on how you got through it!