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During pregnancy can I hold my breath long enough to cause damage to my baby?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
No; even if you could hold you breath long enough to pass out, you would start breathing again on your own.
As for the baby, it has lots of ways to protect itself from running out of oxygen and it would be fine. Nonetheless, i don't recommend that you try!

In brief: No
No; even if you could hold you breath long enough to pass out, you would start breathing again on your own.
As for the baby, it has lots of ways to protect itself from running out of oxygen and it would be fine. Nonetheless, i don't recommend that you try!
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
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