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A 31-year-old female asked:

I am 4 months pregnant with twins and as part of yoga practice i have been holding my breath for 30-40 seconds for the past 15-20 days.read an article today itself that holding breath is not advisable during pregnancy.will my babies be ok?anxious now?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Twin pregnancies need all the oxygen that they can get from the mother/you. Although I am not your treating OB and unaware of your maternal history, now that you have discontinued the breath holding practice your pregnancy can continue without that as a concern.

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Last updated May 25, 2021

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