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Why is scuba diving dangerous in pregnancy?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: See below
For ethical reasons, this is an area with little human research.
Animal studies of hyperbaric exposure revealed the following impacts on fetal development: low birth weights; fetal abortions & premature deliveries; malformations of skull & limbs; amniotic fluid bubbles & blindness as well as cardiac and circulatory problems. There is a higher risk of birth defects in women who dive.

In brief: See below
For ethical reasons, this is an area with little human research.
Animal studies of hyperbaric exposure revealed the following impacts on fetal development: low birth weights; fetal abortions & premature deliveries; malformations of skull & limbs; amniotic fluid bubbles & blindness as well as cardiac and circulatory problems. There is a higher risk of birth defects in women who dive.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Scuba & pregnancy
Well it is not a good idea to start any new activity when you are pregnant.
If you have been diving before you may want to hold off on any future dives while you are pregnant. There may be some effects from the pressure on the developing fetus.

In brief: Scuba & pregnancy
Well it is not a good idea to start any new activity when you are pregnant.
If you have been diving before you may want to hold off on any future dives while you are pregnant. There may be some effects from the pressure on the developing fetus.
Dr. Mary Callahan
Dr. Mary Callahan
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