A Canadian woman is going on a trip to the USA, and the flight back to Canada is on the 1st day of her 34th week of her pregnancy. The pregnancy has been completely normal so far. Is there any travel insurance company that will sell a plan that will cover:

  1. Any emergency medical complications of the mother relating to the pregnancy that might arise during the trip?
  2. Medical care for the child, should the child be born prematurely?

In my own research, I could not yet find such a plan, with either Canadian or US insurance companies. For #1, I can find coverage up to 32nd week of pregnancy, but nothing that goes as far as the 34th.

I'd be ok with purchasing 2 separate plans for the 2 points above, so I'd appreciate answers even if they only address #1 or #2 above.

  • This UK insurer covers up to 36 weeks, and to travel to the US, although I can't figure out whether it would sell to someone outside the UK.
    – Giorgio
    Nov 19, 2016 at 2:18
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    You should check that the airline will board a woman that pregnant.
    – Karlson
    Nov 19, 2016 at 3:18

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You need to talk to a real life insurance broker. They will find you a company who is willing to underwrite this, you can insure anything imaginable and beyond. Expect a hefty fee. I wouldn't be surprised at thousands of dollars. More than 10% of babies are premature, you are looking at ~8-10K USD for the birth and who knows what if the infant heaven forbid needs an NICU -- that might run to 10K per day.

And mind Karlson's comment, United won't let you fly past 8th months (=32 weeks) and if you have bought a ticket from Air Canada (where the cut off is 36 weeks) it might be a code share on United. Be careful.

  • life insurance? to cover for dying in childbirth?
    – user102008
    Nov 19, 2016 at 9:09
  • 8 months is a little more than 34 weeks, not 32. Still cutting it close though. Nov 19, 2016 at 19:53
  • @NateEldredge you are right, sorry, I thought every months is 4 wks which it obviously is not.
    – chx
    Nov 19, 2016 at 20:05

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