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during pregnancy can i hold my breath long enough to cause damage to my baby

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Even if you try, you can't hold your breath forever. Baby will be fine. Avoid the paint or strong odors. Kiss: keep it simple smart.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: you and your baby have reserves that allow for holding your breath for the normal times during swimming or other activities. If you are not harmed the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Evaluation needed: Most pregnant women experience a mild degree of shortness of breath called dyspnea of pregnancy. If you are also experiencing shoulder pain associated ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Reddell
Specializes in Pediatrics
No.: Holding your breath is unlikely to lower your blood oxygen level enough to cause a problem. Don't hold it so long that you feel dizzy or light-headed ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nonyelu Anyichie
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Toxic fumes: It is not ok to hold your breath without supervision by a qualified professional. I.E a doctor. Toxic fumes should be avoided at all times and particu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Greene
33 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: A series of studies showed organic milk had healthier fats than conventional milk (more omega 3s, for instance), that the breast milk of women who dra ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Baby flu shot at 6m: All pregnant women should get a flu shot unless there's a good reason not to get it. Each woman will develop some antibodies against flu viruses... bu ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Everyone different.: Everyone is a little different. Seems early to have shortness of breath but lower stomach and back pains could certainly be due to pregnancy.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
For sure: Absolutely!

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