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Doctor insights on: Can I Go Snorkeling While Pregnant

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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How can you avoid claustrophobia when snorkeling?

How can you avoid claustrophobia when snorkeling?

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

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How to treat or avoid sunburn after swimming and snorkeling?

How to treat or avoid sunburn after swimming and snorkeling?

Sunburn: Some sunblock solutions are made water resistant and can be applied before swimming but you also need to apply it again as soon as you are out of the water. ...Read more

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What causes swollen lip after snorkeling?

What causes swollen lip after snorkeling?

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

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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 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?

Infection worry: I'd be worried about bacteria from the ocean water getting in there if it opens up. This could cause a rather bad infection. Be careful. I wouldn't snorkel if I were you. ...Read more

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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 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!

Probably not: I understand your concern but it is unlikely that your breathholding would be enough to damage your child. However, it would be reasonable to discuss your concerns with your OBGYN, who might obtain an ultrasound to check. ...Read more

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Can I go on the bumper cars while pregnant?

Can I go on the bumper cars while pregnant?

No: But ask your ob, the bumping could cause contractions or worse could cause the placenta to separate prematurely or could cause neck or back problems which can happen more often due to pregnancy, you will ahae plenty of time to do bumper cars after you ahae delivered. ...Read more

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What's going on in my body at 7weeks pregnant?

What's going on in my body at 7weeks pregnant?

Health Tap: 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

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I think I'm pregnant but I'm scard to go for a scan should I go?

I think I'm pregnant but I'm scard to go for a scan should I go?

Yes: Finding out if you are pregnant and getting prenatal care early on is very important for you and your baby. There may be one or more free pregnancy clinics near you that can do a pregnancy test & a sonogram to help you get started. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a pregnant woman go kart?

Can a pregnant woman go kart?

Not the best idea: Gokarting can be safe if there is minimal jostling and noone runs into you while racing. Given that this is almost completely impossible to control, you should not go gokarting during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is riding go karts bad for pregnancy?

Is riding go karts bad for pregnancy?

It is not good: Because the object of go karts is to ram into other go karts. Don't put yourself at unnecessary risk of injury. ...Read more

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Does temperature go up in early pregnancy?

Does temperature go up in early pregnancy?

Yes: In the early part of pregnancy the amount of Progesterone in your body increases which in turn can cause a slight temperature elevation to persist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to ride go carts while pregnant?

If there is a risk: Of injury then I would avoid it. If you are referring to bumper cars - would definetly not do that - since the purpose is to ram into and bump objects. ...Read more

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Pregnancy when do we go for followup to dr?

Pregnancy when do we go for followup to dr?

See your DR within: The first month of pregnancy for basic check up and counseling on good care for mom and the baby. Http://www. Parentingnation. In/pregnancy/medical-check-ups-for-pregnant-women_50. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

Is it safe to go to a concert while pregnant?

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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