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17/02/2014 at 16:17
I was intending to book a summer holiday back in January but was shocked at how expensive they were so put it off. Now looking into it again & just realised that, all being well, I'll be 28 weeks pregnant around the beginning of Aug. According to the NHS website you can still travel after 28 weeks as long as you have a letter from your dr. Has anyone got 1 of these letters before? I would only be travelling up until the end of Aug (it seems cheaper) as I'm a teacher so can only fly in school holidays. I had an smooth pregnancy last time so am really hoping it'll be the same this time. Any experience or opinions welcome, thanks
17/02/2014 at 16:35
Most UK airlines will take a single uncomplicated pregnancy up to 36 weeks on return flight, with a fit to fly letter from GP. The difficulty though may be getting insurance.
17/02/2014 at 16:39
What JB said re insurance also if you get cover for whilst your away check you are covered if you need to cancel for any reason
17/02/2014 at 16:42
Thanks, will try & find something coming before 3rd Aug if I can as it'll probably be easier!
17/02/2014 at 18:53
I'm going on holiday in April. I fly out when I'm 27 weeks and back when I'm 28 and because of that I need to get a 'Fit to Fly' not signed by my doctor or midwife.
We are flying with Ryanair and they have a form already which should be filled out, stamped and signed. It has to be within 2 weeks of flying. I spoke to my mw about it at my last appointment and she said thats fine, I'll get an appointment the week before I go and, assuming everything is ok, the mw can complete my form for me.
Check the airline you are flying with's policy on it but I'm sure they will probably all be much the same.
With regards to insurance, we phoned our insurance company to tell them and they said they didn't treat pregnancy as a condition and if our airline is happy to carry me then they are happy to insure me.
17/02/2014 at 18:56
17/02/2014 at 19:09
To be fair, the NHS provided the nurses and the equipment they just didn't cover the cost of hiring a private aircraft and tbh I don't think the NHS should be covering the cost of that. I was quite impressed that the NHS provided as much as they did. It must have been horrendous for the family but unfortunately there aren't limitless funds.
17/02/2014 at 20:12
Thanks ladies x
17/02/2014 at 20:18
17/02/2014 at 20:28
17/02/2014 at 21:15
Will definitely get insurance!!
17/02/2014 at 21:48
I flew at 28 weeks out to Corfu (so home at 30 weeks) and had a fantastic holiday. I flew with monarch and I did need a fit to fly letter for the return journey. I had a friend who was refused the return flight from Tenerife at 28 weeks without a fit to fly letter and had to consult a doctor to get a letter then get a later flight home. I was insured sigh Liverpool Victoria xx
17/02/2014 at 21:58
Thanks Ninabeanie, I do want to go away it's just timing it right. Looks like it'd be best if I go the 1st week of the school holiday before I turn 28 weeks & it's unlikely that my EDD could change as I'm pretty regular. I went to Milan (to watch a formula 1 race with my hubby for his 30th birthday) when I was around 20 weeks last time & the flight was fine although I do remember having to stand a lot on the return as it was more comfortable!
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