Is air travel in pregnancy safe?

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Abstract

QUESTION: How should I advise the increasing number of my pregnant patients who need to fly as part of their jobs? ANSWER: Overall, existing data do not confirm increased reproductive risks for otherwise healthy pregnant women traveling by air. Pregnant women with specific medical conditions that might be exacerbated by a hypoxic environment, such as respiratory and cardiac diseases, should avoid flying, as should women at risk for preterm labour and those with placental pathologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1242
Number of pages2
JournalCanadian Family Physician
Volume54
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2008

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