My husband and I are planning on taking a trip to visit my family who live half way across the country. I will be 16 weeks pregnant when we go. I am so nervous about flying while pregnant that I would never consider it except that my Grandpa has cancer and it doesn't look like he has very long to live. I of course want to see him before it is too late.
Here are my main fears;
1. Will the security give me a hard time about not wanting to go through the body scanners while I am pregnant? I have heard stories about some not very understanding security. What did you do if you have flown during pregnancy? Were they willing to do a pat down instead?
2. PGAL has turne me into a total germaphobic! I'm afraid I'll pick up some sickness that could hurt the baby.
3. It's a 6 hour flight (plus the waiting during lay overs) I'm afraid it will just be generally hard all around to do while pregnant.
Any advice to calm my fears? (I know they may be a bit over the top)