Australian influencer Tammy Hembrow has come under fire for flying overseas while eight months pregnant.

The 27-year-old model is currently holidaying in the Maldives with her fiancé Matt Poole, her son Wolf and daughter Saskia. She uploaded an image to her Instagram account earlier this week, showing her on a plane flying businesses class to a holiday destination. She asked her 14.5 million followers, “Any guesses where we’re headed?”

But some responded with concern that the soon-to-be mum-of-three was flying so late in her pregnancy.

“I give you credit … if I traveled that far out pregnant I might end up having the baby just by self induced anxiety,” commented one follower.

“Wow you’re game to fly that pregnant,” wrote another. “There was no way I would risk having a baby overseas or on a plane.”

But Tammy brushed off the concern: “I’m only 32 weeks haha not about to have this baby on a plane,” she said.

But another mum continued: “Problem is its not always planned. Mine came at 33 weeks without warning. It’s so unpredictable with birth and we don’t know how good the healthcare is overseas. Your life your choice though, I’m more of a worry wart than most.”


According to Better Health, the safest time for travel during pregnancy is the second trimester, as long as there are no complications.

Smartraveller says most airlines won’t let you fly beyond 28 weeks of pregnancy, but every carrier has their own set of rules.

Tammy has since been sharing stunning images from her family babymoon, including snorkeling with sharks.

Tammy Hembrow reveals her baby will be born with extra fingers

Earlier on in her pregnancy, Tammy revealed her baby will be born with 12 fingers, after inheriting a condition that runs in her family.




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“So basically the baby has what I had when I was born, which is 12 fingers,” Tammy explains during the ultrasound. “Six fingers on each hand.”

The genetic condition, known as polydactyly or polydactylism, results in babies being born with extra fingers or toes. It’s a pretty common condition and runs in families, as it does it Tammy’s.

The model and mum-of-two explained that her sisters, brother and mum all had extra fingers when they were born. But she said it skipped her oldest two children. “It skips a few people, like it skipped Wolf and Sass, but this baby has 12 fingers. Isn’t it crazy?” she said.

The extra fingers are usually small and not well developed, and the most common treatment is for the extra digits to be removed. Tammy has previously shared that she didn’t even know she was born with extra fingers until she was 12-years-old, because they were removed when she was a baby.

Tammy Hembrow fingers

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  • If she’s comfortable and the doctor thinks it’s safe… It’s her choice!


  • To each their own. I wouldn’t fly at any time during pregnancy, but if she is happy doing it, then so be it. Do hope she has an easy time and the pregnancy goes well.


  • I’m not concerned. It’s between Tammy and her Doctor on whether or not they think she should fly. Not my business really.


  • It’s your body and your baby so if you think it is safe and worth the risk to fly overseas then that’s your business. As for the 12 digits it’s just extra for you to love.


  • Wow, 12 fingers? I did not know that was a thing.


  • Everyone is different. If you’re happy, healthy and can afford to go away then do it, if that’s what you want and you get the medical clearance to do it.
    I could barely sit in the car for an hour when I was in the later stages of my last 2 pregnancies, so sitting on a plan and going for a holiday wouldn’t have been something I was interested in doing..
    I hope the rest of the pregnancy continues to go well for her.


  • I wish we had a babymoon before our children were born.


  • I’m currently 35 weeks pregnant and I don’t even want to travel more than 5 minutes away from home lest the baby make an early arrival! And all my babies go to 41 weeks. She obviously got clearance to fly, and by the looks of things she can afford to birth over seas without the need for Medicare.


  • Each to their own, if she’s healthy and her drs etc approve then good for her.


  • I hope her and her family have an amazing baby moon.


  • That is the lifestyle she lives. Not every pregnant lady can do it. That’s her business, have fun I say.


  • I dont think I would feel comfortable going but if shes feels safe and everything is ok with the baby why not


  • Wow 12 fingers. I didn’t know that’s a hereditary trait


  • Wonder if she will get the extra fingers and toes removed…
    Guess she was given a clearance from her doctor so should be fine.


  • It’s her business, I’m sure she’s aware of risks. 8 months is the cut off for flying and at least she can afford business class.


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