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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!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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