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HI,I'm 24 weeks pregnant , 40yrs old, first child with

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HI, I'm 24 weeks pregnant , 40yrs old, first child with a low lying placenta.I'm due to take a 1.5 hrs flight tomorrow. Is it safe for me to fly?

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

Yes it is safe to fly

Dr. K. :

Airlines do not restrict air travel at 24 weeks

Dr. K. :

A low lying placenta does not make you high risk at 24 weeks.

Dr. K. :

It would only make you at increased risk of bleeding if you were close to delivery.