I’ve flown internationally on countless flights during the first, second, and trimesters in pregnancy (three separate pregnancies). Traveling while pregnant is completely safe in a normal and healthy pregnancy at any time, although it is advisable to stay grounded and close to ground in the third trimester after 34 weeks or so once you are nearing full term (37 weeks). It is always advisable to consult with your doctor or midwife and discuss your travel plans and your specific condition to ensure travel is appropriate for you. If this is the first baby you are expecting, don’t shy away from taking this opportunity to enjoy travel with your partner, because once baby is born travel, along with everything else, will change.
There are tons of great resources online regarding pregnancy in general. I found the following online sites to be great resources for pregnancy and childbirth in general, and I found it easy to find information through Google, of course.
PREGNANCY TRAVEL HEALTH
GENERAL PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH
Hypnobabies Home Study Course (Book/ Study Guide/ CDs)
Pregnancy Journal journal (Book/ Journal)
NUTRITION DURING PREGNANCY
Your Non-Toxic Pregnancy (book)
Pilates During Pregnancy (DVD)
Belly Beautiful Workout (DVD)
Postnatal Rescue (DVD)
Is there another reputable site that you think would be useful to include here? Are you a blogger blogging on the topic of pregnancy or birthing? Email me and I’d be happy to take a look, make sure it’s relevant for my readers, and include a link here.