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27 May 2011 10:54
A new survey has found that mothers-to-be want consistent advice on when it is safe for them to fly
A new poll has found that mothers-to-be want consistent advice on when it is safe for them to fly before they give birth.
The majority (85%) of women questioned by Netmums and the London Ultrasound Centre said they want standard guidelines on the cut-off date for travelling by air during pregnancy, so that it would be easier for them to plan their pre-baby holidays.
Expectant mothers planning to treat themselves to luxury holidays and other trips before their due date should also make sure they have taken out comprehensive
A fifth of expectant mothers are not sure if it is safe to fly at all during pregnancy.
Siobhan Freegard, founder of Netmums, called for consistent guidelines from airlines regarding the dates pregnant women can fly before they give birth.
Ms Freegard said: "Mums want clear information about when it's safe to fly.
"While every pregnancy is different, standard airline guidelines would relieve some of the stress and time spent planning a holiday, making that all-important relaxing holiday that little bit easier to come by."
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