From about 20 weeks, it is possible to develop preeclampsia, a condition characterized by high-blood pressure, according to the Mayo Infirmary. If left untreated, the condition can lead to serious, even fatal, complications for mother and baby. Other symptoms include rapid weight gain and swelling.
Burch encourages his patients to take a “baby-moon” – a mini-vacation or weekend getaway – during the second trimester, and he said the best time to get away is around the 28th week of pregnancy. Expecting mothers are generally feeling pretty good at this point, and there’s a lower risk of miscarriage and premature labor. A study published in 2020 in the journal PLOS You to, found that for hundreds of thousands of babies, their mother’s airplane travel had no adverse effects on the baby’s birth weight or gestational age. However, some health professionals and airlines may discourage airplane travel after the 36th week because at that time birth could be just around the corner. Continue reading “The 20th week constantly scratches the latest midway section of pregnancy”