Mango Airlines was kind enough to enlighten my readers and I, on what you need to know when flying pregnant. I flew once while pregnant with my eldest son and really wish I knew then what I know now. Although it was just a quick flight to Durban and back, I would have been alot more comfortable had I known about these tips.
For all the cute ways to name a pregnancy, like a bun in the oven, a baby-bump, Buddha-belly, Mummy-Tummy, and the list goes on; at Mango Airlines they have their own adorable name for pregnant Guests. Says Benediction Zubane, Head of Marketing:
“If this is you, you will be known as our Guest with your own ‘baby on-board’. We think it’s charming!”
Flying is an exciting time as it is the first leg of your journey to an amazing holiday destination. Or to visit that relative you have not seen in a long time. But whatever the reason is for flying, here’s what you need to know when flying pregnant:
What you need to know when flying pregnant
Here are some practical tips for a relaxing journey:
1) Place the seat belt below your belly for maximum comfort
2) Book or ask to be seated in an aisle seat for easy access to the bathroom facilities
3) Walk around the cabin hourly, this helps with circulation
4) Stretch and flex your feet and legs in your seat every half an hour
5) Drink plenty of fluids
It is a good idea for all expectant moms to carry emergency contact details of your next of kin, a family member and your Doctor. If you are already into your 2nd or 3rd trimester, a prenatal chart is required by the airline.
As you progress into your pregnancy:
The following applies to both single and multiple pregnancies. Mango does not require you to fill in any forms – provided that your pregnancy has showed no complications to date. If there have been any complications, a medical certificate stating that you are fit to travel by air is required. Please ask your GP or Gynecologist to provide this letter – and hand it in to the check-in person on the day you fly. For single pregnancies from 36 weeks and multiple pregnancies from 32 weeks, Mango does not permit Guests to travel. It is dangerous for both you and your soon-to-be-born baby or babies.
Wishing you all of the best in your pregnancy! If you would like more info then please contact the Mango Medical Reservations Department on 086 10 10 214 or visit their website.
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