TRAVEL DURING PREGNANCY

We do not recommend distant travel during the first 3 or last 3 months of pregnancy. The act of traveling in a car, bus, train, or plane is safe, but removing yourself from the care of your hospital and your obstetrician may result in a risk. Most miscarriages occur in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Some women will have premature labor, premature rupture of membranes, or sudden heavy placental bleeding, after the 28th week of pregnancy. If these problems occur in a distant city, you will have to go to a hospital emergency room and the hospital will find you an obstet­rician. In some of the above situations, you would be kept in that hospital and not be allowed to return home until the baby was delivered.

We encourage you to remain in our geographic area during the first trimester (weeks 1 through 12) of your pregnancy and after the 28th week of pregnancy.

Should you have any questions, please call our office at 562-595-1961.