We recommend that you discuss your travel plans with your doctor or midwife.
A medical clearance is required by Air New Zealand if any of the following apply to you:
If you are travelling on other airlines, including Air New Zealand's extensive network of partner airlines, you will need to check and comply with the other airlines' regulations. Your travel agent will be able to assist you.
If you are beyond your 28th week, we recommend you carry a letter from your doctor or midwife confirming your pregnancy dates, that there are no complications and that they believe you are fit for travel.
If you are travelling internationally in the late stages of pregnancy, please consider the possibility of early labour occurring during any stopover. We have seen occasions where this happens and causes considerable distress - and often unexpected expense - for the mother. Certain countries have additional entry restrictions for pregnant non-national women. If in any doubt, please check requirements with the relevant consulate or embassy prior to travel. Our advice is to travel well ahead of the date your baby is due and to take out travel insurance.
While onboard we recommend you drink plenty of water (you may want to purchase additional water to bring with you once you have cleared security: refer to the restrictions on liquids). Go for plenty of walks where permitted and if at all possible, elevate your legs.