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Is It Bad To Hold Your Breath When Pregnant
Pregnant with a really bad stuffy nose. very tired and just want to sleep. I read an article saying if you hold your breath for 30 sec your nose should clear up some. Is this bad for the baby?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Is holding your breath while pregnant bad for the baby? I've been straining to poop because i'm constipated, and noticed I hold my breath. Is this bad
Unlikely: If you hold your breath too long, you'll pass out. Once unconscious, your body automatically starts breathing again. (that's why we pediatricians are never excited by breath holding spells in toddlers.) if you're not passing out while having a bowel movement, it's unlikely that your baby is suffering any ill effects. Talk to your OB about the constipation-no need to suffer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OBs want to know NOW: I told my OB staff to notify me immediately if someone was faint or short of breath at any point in pregnancy. Then we would make a plan for the best way to get the patient seen for evaluation and, if needed, treatment. Such spells might be isolated or return. They might be due to something simple or complex. They might be related to pregnancy or not. It's difficult to know without exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might be problem: Most obs want to know if someone is faint or short of breath at any point in pregnancy. They will listen to symptoms then make a plan for the best way to get the patient seen for evaluation and, if needed, treatment. Such spells might be return later so it is important to evaluate as soon after symptoms occur as possible. It's difficult to know diagnosis or effect on pregnancy without exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
32 weeks and 4 days pregnant. I got very bad rib pain about a day ago. I can't even take in a breath. I feel like my ribs don't want to expand!?
Pregnant 6 mnths. Had a bad nightmare and woke up in sweats and out of breath for about 10 mins. Can this affect my baby?
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