Expectant mothers | Qatar Airways

Expectant mothers

Our priority is always your safety and that of your unborn child.

To avoid unnecessary risks to you and your baby, we recommend that all expectant mothers consult a doctor before booking their ticket and inquire about their fitness to fly the length of the trip they intend to take.

Depending on the stage and circumstances of your pregnancy, you may be required to present certain medical forms before flying. For your own safety and the well being of your child, Qatar Airways will not accept expectant mothers who are pregnant from their 36th week or beyond.

Please see below for our guidelines on which medical forms may be required.

Flying with Qatar Airways while pregnant

Pregnancy stage Pregnancy details Doctor's certificate required MEDIF form required
Up to and including the 28th week

(28th week is equal to  27 weeks and 7 days)
Without complications

No, but recommended to prevent delays at airport

No

Beginning of 29th week up to end of 32nd week

(28 weeks + 1 day is the beginning of 29 weeks)

(32 weeks are equal to 31 weeks and 7 days)

Single pregnancy without complications Yes No
Multiple or complicated pregnancy Yes Yes

Beginning of 33rd week up to end of 35th week

(32 weeks + 1 day is the beginning of 33 weeks)

(35 weeks are equal to 34 weeks and 7 days)

Single pregnancy without complications Yes Yes
Multiple or complicated pregnancy

Qatar Airways cannot accept expectant mothers with multiple or complicated pregnancies in their 33rd week of pregnancy or beyond for travel.

Beginning of 36th week and beyond

(35 weeks + 1 day and beyond)

 

Qatar Airways cannot accept expectant mothers in their 36th week of pregnancy or beyond for travel.

Medical certificates

Medical certificates must be written in English and include the following information:

  • Patient's name and date of birth
  • Estimated date of delivery
  • Proposed dates of air travel
  • Confirmation of an uncomplicated single pregnancy or a multiple or complicated pregnancy
  • Confirmation that patient is "fit to travel" for the entire journey, including return (where applicable)
  • Date, stamp and contact details of a qualified doctor

Download medical certificate

MEDIF forms


MEDIF forms must be written in English and filled and submitted to Qatar Airways no less than 48 hours and no more than 7 days prior to departure.

Download form

Travel tips

  • For your comfort, request a bulkhead bassinet seat, or an aisle seat near a lavatory.
  • During check-in, ask for a seat with a leg rest to keep your legs elevated during the flight.

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