4 countries across 4 continents at 24 weeks pregnant…forget snakes on a plane, we’re talking something way more terrifying here: tired, uncomfortable flying pregnant women on planes! And in my most recent episode of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Bump, I had my 20-month daughter along for the ride. Because that’s what every pregnant woman wants, a toddler to entertain at 30,000ft in the air!
I’ve flown during my first, second, and third trimesters, during 2 pregnancies and across 17 countries and 5 continents. I’ve flown short haul and long haul, all while feeling like I’m the size of a U-Haul. And I can confidently report that I didn’t produce a glowing newborn from airplane radiation, give birth in the exit row of a plane or come out with cankles from flying pregnant (because let’s be honest, swollen cankles are the most concerning outcome of those options).