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Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Decision Considerations - Aerospace Medical Dispositions
Item 48. General Systemic - Pregnancy

Pregnancy under normal circumstances is not disqualifying. It is recommended that the applicant's obstetrician be made aware of all aviation activities so that the obstetrician can properly advise the applicant. The Examiner may wish to counsel applicants concerning piloting aircraft during the third trimester. The proper use of lap belt and shoulder harness warrants discussion.

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