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Can I Go Snorkeling While Pregnant
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Practice!: It may sound odd, but the more you do something that makes you anxious the less it will make you anxious. If you work with a therapist to develop some coping strategies for managing your anxiety while underwater, then snorkel frequently while practicing these, your claustrophobia will slowly disappear. ...Read more
A couple things: If this is a snorkel that is new to you, it may be sensitivity to a component of the mouthpiece. Some older/cheaper snorkels may have latex rubber mouthpieces, to which you could be sensitive. You may also have been exposed to a piece of jellyfish or man-o'-war tentacle. This would cause a stinging or burning sensation as well. Mild swelling can also occur from exposure of sensitive tissue to sun. ...Read more
I think I have a preliminary cold sore, a tingling small bump. I have been trying to fight it. Will snorkeling in the ocean tomorrow make it worse?
I snorkeled when 22 weeks pregnant and ended up holding my breath a fair amount, to the point of breathlessness but not dizzy. I'm worried I hurt her!
I am sorry to report but we cannot write you a chapter of a pre-natal guide book. This app is for specific questions that can be answered in four hundred characters.
I always advise, as I am sure your OB has advised, that all pregnant females and their partners get a guide book to pregnancy so you can read along about the changes your body is undergoing and you can know what is normal. ...Read more
No mosh pit: I assume you are worried about the effect of loud sounds. This will be fine during pregnancy. The baby is well protected. I would make sure you are standing or sitting in a safe area. Stand away from crowds who are pushing and getting wild where you might fall or get knocked around. ...Read more
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Gentle - yes: Avoid rides that are high velocity, flip you upside down and every which way and which involve impact. So, it is basically common sense. Gentle rides which don't have potential for injury are fine. ...Read more
Start-Stop: Rollercoasters often engage in high speed and frequent start-stop maneuvers in order to elicit the adrenaline rush. Unfortunately, these maneuvers place your changing body, the baby, and your placenta/uterus at risk (e.g. placental abruption). Furthermore, the security restraints often do not fit pregnant women correctly, and can cause damage just as an improperly placed seatbelt can. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Enjoy the concert.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: If cervix is inadequate, there are no signs of fetal nonreassuring status you can go up to 2 wks over due date. ...Read more