ARE YOU ABOUT TO BE A MOM?
CONSULT YOUR OB/GYN BEFORE DEPARTURE AND MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY DOCUMENTS.
Before embarking on your trip, have your attending physician complete, sign and stamp the Medical Information Form (MEDIF) not more than seven days prior to your departure date.
You will need a MEDIF if:
- You are in the last four weeks of your pregnancy
- You have medical complications related to your pregnancy
- You are having twins
From the start of your ninth month of pregnancy, request a certificate from your doctor that includes your due date.
For more information and/or reservations, contact the Special Assistance services.
The MEDIF must be sent to the Call Center at the time of booking. It will be the responsibility of the Call Center to check that the documentation is filled out in a complete manner, with a positive prognosis for the trip and an indication of the need for a travel companion or otherwise.
The medical documentation must always be brought to the airport in paper format and made available for the necessary checks at the airport.
It is not recommended to travel in the 7 days before and in the 7 days after the birth and in case of risk of early delivery or other complications. Travel is also not recommended for infants in the first 7 days of life. They will be accepted on board only with MEDIF medical authorization.
If you are traveling with a companion (recommended after the 28th week of gestation), please request that they have a seat next to you, to assist you at every stage of the journey.
In flight, don't over tighten the seat belt and keep it higher than usual.
Encourage blood circulation: wear elastic stockings and indulge in some massage. If possible, choose an aisle seat to be free to move around. During your trip, drink plenty of water and avoid fizzy drinks.
For safety reasons, the seats at the emergency exits cannot be occupied by women in an advanced state of pregnancy.