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When Should Pregnant Kim Kardashian Stop Flying?

Pregnant Kim Kardashian seemed all for slowing down her hectic lifestyle after a miscarriage scare took her straight from an airport to a hospital. She may have cleared a few things from her busy schedule, but she is certainly still jet-setting as usual.

Most recently, Kim made another trip to Paris (her third during her pregnancy, if our count is correct) to spend time with boyfriend and baby daddy Kanye West. Of course, it’s perfectly fine for pregnant women to fly, but is there a point at which she should finally stop?

Kim is due in July, so she’s currently entering her sixth month of pregnancy. According to an article by Roger W. Harms, M.D., Mayo Clinic obstetrician and medical editor-in-chief, this may actually be a good time for Kim to be travelling.

“The best time to fly might be in the middle of your pregnancy — about weeks 14 to 28,” Harms wrote. “This is when you're likely to feel your best, and the risks of miscarriage and premature labor are the lowest.”

Harms is careful to note that all travel decisions should be made by an expectant mother and her doctor. After 36 weeks of pregnancy, however, he explains that some health care providers may caution expectant mothers against air travel of any kind.

In that case, barring any complications or high risk factors, Kim is cleared to fly for a while yet. But Harms does add a caveat for frequent fliers, though, and Kim certainly qualifies.

“Pilots, flight attendants and others who fly steadily might be exposed to a level of cosmic radiation that raises questions during pregnancy,” he noted. “If you must fly frequently during your pregnancy, discuss it with your health care provider. He or she might limit your total flight time during pregnancy.”

Yikes. Still, we’re sure Kim and her doctors have discussed her high-speed lifestyle at length, and she's not making any choices considered risky for her unborn baby. Wheels up!

Source: Mayo Clinic

04.4.2013 / 01:56 AM EDT by Gemma Wilson
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