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By Ilona Kauremszky


Q: I have a sister-in-law who will be flying to Tampa, Florida. She is pregnant. I'd like to give her some tips. Do you know of any for mothers-to-be?

A: I recently saw Tango offering reduced one way tickets to Tampa. "Any woman with a normal pregnancy and no previous history of premature labour can generally travel right up to and including their 36th week of pregnancy," reports Tango at their web site, FlyTango.com.

For more info contact the MEDA desk at toll-free 1-800-667-4732.

Travel writer Evelyn Hannon, who has penned the popular web site, "JourneyWoman," geared to women travellers offers a top 12 pregnancy pointer list. Some of the tips include trying to have at least your first prenatal checkup before you travel.

Hannon writes, "According to Dr. Jane Wilson Howarth in her book, Bugs, Bites and Bowels, the safest time to travel seems to be during the second three months of pregnancy. Providing your pregnancy has been problem-free, the risk of miscarriage will be small and there is little chance of early labour or other complications."

For other helpful tips, log onto Journeywoman.com.

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