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Travelled unknowingly during the first 4 weeks! Should we worry?
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concorde007 posted:
We learnt yesterday that my wife is 4-5 weeks pregnant (4 weeks exact as per our count), extremely delighted and overjoyed about the news , but also worried!! Last week, she flew to India and back (4 hours one way), did some 5-6 hour road trips also there. Should we be worried! There was no major known incident, but heard from a lot of friends that we need to be extremly careful during the first 3 months. We have our doc appointment is on 8th. Just wanted to know the implication.
Please help.

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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello and Welcome Concorde007 -

Congratulations to you and your wife! Exciting news and exciting times ahead!

Here are a couple of great resources -

Pregnancy Guide - First Trimester
Traveling During Pregnancy - Which starts out by saying "If you have an uncomplicated pregnancy, you are likely to be able to travel during most of your pregnancy."

Please let us know if this is helpful and best wishes,
Elizabeth
Elizabeth
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
 
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Robert O Atlas, MD responded:
So, I tell women the risk is minimal. If you are correct your wife was only 4 weeks, if there was an effect, you most likely would have miscarried. There are in fact very little risk to travel.

Some get concerned with world travel (if done too much) due to the ionizing radiation, but you would have to do quite a bit of traveling to potentially cause a risk.

I do not believe you have a risk of harm based on the information provided.

Congratulations on your wife's pregnancy.
 
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concorde007 replied to Robert O Atlas, MD's response:
Dear Elizabeth & Dr. Robert,

Many thanks for your responses, it was really helpfull and i am relieved. Thanks for your kind reply.Appreciate the same.

Thanks a ton
 
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to concorde007's response:
You are welcome. Best wishes to your and your wife during this exciting time!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
 
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concorde007 replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
First scan was pretty good. Gync was happy with the growth, very happy

Thanks guyz.
 
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to concorde007's response:
Wonderful news!!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
 
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Lovelucy123 replied to Robert O Atlas, MD's response:
I travel quite a bit for work. How much is too much? I'm at 5 weeks now


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