Protocol pregnancy and flying

Pregnancy is a normal physiological process, but is accompanied by major anatomical and hormonal changes, which increase the risk of invalidity accordingly. The pregnant aviator must also consider the cumulative effects of pressure changes and the radiation load on the developing fetus, although they are not directly relevant to flight safety. Since flying is a demanding task, changes that only cause discomfort under normal circumstances can have important safety implications for a pilot. An airman should consider himself unsuitable and consult a specialist in aviation medicine (AME) if she feels unwell or if any of the following symptoms occur during the time that flying is permitted (up to 26 weeks).

  1. Faintness, dizziness or vertigo.
  2. Nausea or vomiting.
  3. Anemia (hemoglobin 6.2 mmol / l or less).
  4. Glucosuria or proteinuria (sugar or protein in the urine).
  5. Urinary tract infection.
  6. Any vaginal bleeding (including & #8220; breakthrough bleeding & #8221;).
  7. Stomach ache.
  8. High bloodpressure

It may be useful to give a copy of this sheet to your doctor or midwife to add to your file. Further information can be obtained from your inspection body.

Re-examination after pregnancy

After the birth or termination of the pregnancy, the person concerned can be declared fit again after an examination has been carried out to confirm that involution has taken place (normally six weeks after the birth). The person concerned must report to the inspection body or inspection doctor for this.

Version 9-3-2017

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