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is it bad to hold your breath when pregnant

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Get rid of car if it makes you sick.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Myth/no: This practice has no basis in reality, but if you or they believe in it anything can have a placebo effect. Holding your breath for 30 seconds will ha ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Holding breath pregn: Holding breath as you describe is only physiological and can not cause any harm to the unborn baby.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
No: No.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
37 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: Holding your breath can increase intra-abdominal pressure which may not be good for placental blood flow. I want to know why you would be holding yo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Swimming fine: Swimming is fine while pregnant. You shouldn't scuba dive.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadeem Shaikh
30 years experience Internal Medicine
No: recommend no diving during pregnancy swimming only
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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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A nightmare even with shortness of breath and sweating will not cause problems for the baby. Your concern suggests what a good mom you are going to be ... Read More
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