I'm 7 weeks pregnant and was planning to go to Mexico in September but I'm a bit worried the long haul flight might increase the risk of miscarriage.
Do people have opinions on this?
I know lots of people who fly while pregnant but it probably didn't take them ten years to conceive and I'm 42 now so I'm being overly cautious.
I was a flight attendant for a long time so I am aware of the health implications of flying (less oxygen in the air etc). Flight attendants have more miscarriages than nirmal but then they do fly a lot. Maybe I'm a bit more paranoid than most. I stopped being a flight attendant 8 years ago.
There is also a risk of zika virus in Mexico so pregnant women are advised not to go if they don't have to but I would be in Mexico City which is at an altitude so there are unlikely to be zika mosquitos . The zika part doesn't really worry me as the risk is so small. Its just the flight that worries me although I know there is no strong research to say it is damaging while pregnant (other than the risk of DVT).
Any advice or suggestions would be welcome.