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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 visit the Flying with Qatar Airways while pregnant page for our guidelines on which medical forms may be required. 

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

The medical certificate must be dated within 10 days of the scheduled date of the passenger's initial departing flight and remains valid for the entire journey.

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.

*Please keep in mind varying time zones and office working hours in each country to meet the submission timelines.

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.