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Is a drysuit safe during pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
The issue with a : Dry suit is what you are doing in it. If you are snorkeling or swimming that is fine. If you are diving in a dry suit, that is not healthy during pregnancy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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There are very few human studies involving pregnancy & diving/ hyperbaric pressure. There are more animal studies. Reported abnormalities include: low birth weight, premature delivery, amniotic fluid bubbles, loss of pregnancy, blindness, abnormal heart anatomy, limb weakness & deformity,fetal circulatory changes & abnl. Skull. Decompression sickness can also impact the fetus.
Jan 29, 2014

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