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A 28-year-old female asked:

I am a synchronized swimmer and we hold our breath at times (max 10-15 sec) while swimming a routine. can i continue to do so while pregnant?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Yes: Your blood oxygen level does not drop significantly during these intervals to affect what baby is receiving. If you didn't breathe for 3-5 min it would start being significant.
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