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How Safe is Traveling While Pregnant?

Many women are worried about the dangers of traveling while pregant, and we here at the Pregnant Traveler Medical Services would like to offer some knowledge regarding traveling when pregnant. Every case is unique, which makes any information you find online more generalized than something that you might talk with a doctor about.

It’s important to understand that when traveling while pregnant there are a multitude of risks you must be concious of. Maybe people ask themselves if it’s safe to fly, or if using other methods to travel is safer. Generally it depends on the condition that you and your baby is in and the location that you are traveling to. In order to get a better understanding of your situation we recommend talking to Dr. Dale Carroll and scheduling a consultation to determine if your travel plans are safe for you and your baby.

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Receive a full personalized phone consultation with Dr. Carroll to get answers to your questions. He will also provide complete and custom recommendations based on your unique medical and travel situation and itinerary. Calls are more detailed and will answer specifics regarding your trip.

Advice Q&A

Receive phone advice from Dr. Carroll discussing your questions regarding traveling while pregnant. Calls consist of more generalized advice regarding specific issues. If you are a current patient, this selection is also perfect for a followup discussion.

  • Since every case is unique, we prefer to talk one-on-one
  • Your information is kept confedential and secure
  • You will speak directly with Dr. Dale Carroll for advice
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Meet Dr. Ivan Dale Carroll


Dr. Carroll grew up in India and has lived and practiced medicine in Africa and Central America in addition to the United States. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine and did his obstetrical training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He received his certification in Tropical and Travel Medicine at the Gorgas Institute in Lima, Peru.

Because of his combined training and experience in the disparate fields of Obstetrics and Travel/Tropical Medicine, he has become a recognized expert in the area of pregnancy and travel. He has published numerous journal articles and textbook chapters and is a frequently invited speaker at international venues.


  • Dr. Dale is my resource for all matters that relate to pregnancy and travel. His information is concise, clear and practical.  All this from a man humble and honest. I would not go anywhere else!

    Dr. Marc Shaw Medical Director, WORLDWISE Travel Health Centres, New Zealand
  • Dr. Dale Carroll is the only specialist in OB/GYN and Travelers' Health in the U.S. to my knowledge and represents the highest quality of medical information for this high-risk travel population.

    William Stauffer MD, MSPH, FASTMH Professor, Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, University of Minnesota
  • In preparation for a business trip to India, I reached out to Dr. Carroll to understand any precautions, given I was trying to become pregnant, or in the event I was pregnant at the time of the trip. I was very appreciative of the quick response that I received given I had to make the decision of whether or not to go on the trip relatively quickly.  The consultation was very thorough and included preparation considerations including recommended vaccinations (and where in my local area I could receive vaccinations); security, safety, diseases and other issues to be aware of while in India; and also other matters when I return home. I was able to make a well-informed decision based on my consultation. Thank you, Dr. Carroll!

    Carrie G. Consultation Patient
  • Dr. Dale Carroll and the Pregnant Traveller service is internationally the most highly regarded source of up to date and experience informed opinion for travel medicine practitioners needing help with this important group of travellers. At international conferences he has been an outstanding speaker and educator and as a past Dean of the Faculty of Travel Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow I am delighted to endorse the service that he and his colleagues offer.

    Dr. Michael E. Jones MB, ChB, FRCP (Edin, Glasg & Lond), FFTM RCPS(Glasg)




If you’re traveling for business there’s a chance that your employer will foot the bill for a consultation with Dr. Dale Carroll. Let your employer know that you’re concerned about your baby and what might happen depending on how you are traveling, where you are traveling to, and what you will be doing once you get there, and that you’ve found an expert in the field and would like a personal consultation.

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If you are pregnant and traveling, or pregnant and an expatriate, or even planning a pregnancy and wondering about travel we offer personalized advice regarding your travel and your pregnancy. The reason that we cover so many topics in our consultations is that each situation is different.

Even visitors to the same destination do not all need the same advice. What we advise you will also depend on your personal medical history, the specific locations you will be visiting and the activities that you plan to participate in.

In many cases we can recommend minor adjustments to you itinerary or activities where your obstetrical provider may otherwise simply tell you to abandon the trip.