Considerations from the above policies can also be supported by information from a midwife or obstetrician when pregnant women are checking in, the airline will ask for a certificate from the midwife or obstetrician who can represent the health condition of you and the fetus. Some airlines in Indonesia have policies that differ in gestational age that allows using plane travel for pregnant women. However, all airlines implement the same policy where pregnant women must fill out a special form for pregnant women before traveling.
Although several airline policies are provided for those of you who are pregnant, the health conditions for each pregnant woman are different. So for those of you who are going to travel by plane, make sure your womb age without complaints. In the first trimester of pregnancy it is declared safe to use an airplane if you do not experience excessive nausea and vomiting or morning sickness and also fatigue. With the complaints that are often experienced in the early trimester of pregnancy, you should consult your doctor, which drugs are safe for you to take in dealing with nausea and vomiting. Whereas in the second trimester of pregnancy you are often declared safe to travel by plane, in addition to your fetus being firmly attached to the uterus and also the reduced complaints of nausea and vomiting, in the second trimester the risk of complaints during airplane travel will be smaller than the first pregnancy. Next is pregnancy in the third trimester, at this gestational age, several airlines in Indonesia have different regulations. The policy of airlines in Indonesia provides a policy of between 27 and 35 weeks of pregnancy on an airplane trip. The thing that pregnant women must pay attention to when using an airplane is not because of the risk of radiation from the x ray machine but some health conditions that will occur during the trip. Therefore for pregnant women who will use the plane.
Here are some tips to consider:
1. Order a seat in the aisle, one of which is to make it easier for you when pregnancy complaints such as nausea, vomiting and urination often occur on planes. Making it easy to go to the toilet.
2. Using stockings, some midwives and obstetricians recommend that you use stockings to prevent blood clots
3. Avoid sitting too long, once in a while you can walk in the hallway just to go to the toilet.
4. Drinking water to avoid dehydration.