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Dymes
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is it okay for a pregnant person of any age.. to be able to get on a plane while being pregnant? or something can happen to the baby??? or its perfectly fine and wont cause no harm.. no matter if shes days,weeks, and or months??
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purplepiano49
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It depends on her general health, and how far along in the pregnancy she is. She should ask her doctor for advice.
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Different airlines have different restrictions - most restrict travel past the eighth month.
Contact the airline as well as the doctor, since he might have to write a letter of explanation to the airline (British Airways does that, among others).

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well what about weeks? my question is more on the can the baby die because of the plane or the way the planes flies above 3,000 plus miles high?? but the thing here my cousins g/f is pregnant about 2 weeks and since i know about this site i was asked to ask about it.. she will be flying with her mom to costa rica.. she is 16 years old.. march 30 so can anything happen to her baby? she is in good health
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kitka
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If she's 2 weeks, she'll be fine. 3000 feet is a relatively low altitude.

radiation exposure (and potential harm to the baby) occurs as the plane flies at high altitudes, so it's more of a risk for pregnancies over a couple of months, at least.

have your cousin's girlfriend/parents ask the airline about the altitude of her flight and check with her doctor.

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Unless it is a troublesome pregnancy, I can't imagine a flight that early in the pregnancy to be an issue.

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