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Holding your breath while pregnant

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AlwaysBelieve19 Thu 13-Aug-20 20:44:05

There was some work being doing in my house and I was holding my breath so I couldn't smell any of the paint is this bad for the baby

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Foggymist Thu 13-Aug-20 20:49:49

No, how could it be?

AlwaysBelieve19 Thu 13-Aug-20 20:53:16

@Foggymist I heard it reduces your baby's oxygen

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NoGinNotComingIn Thu 13-Aug-20 20:56:59

How does that work? Holding your breath doesn't stop blood flow through your placenta!! I mean unless you held it long enough to die, but I'm assuming you are still alive as you are posting about it!

lockdownpregnancy Thu 13-Aug-20 21:08:19

Really??? 🤦🏻‍♀️

ScubaSteven Thu 13-Aug-20 21:12:59

I think you need to buy a book about pregnancy and what to expect...

AlwaysBelieve19 Thu 13-Aug-20 21:17:08

😂😂😂 I know you ladies must think I'm crazy but I'm a first time mum with an experience of a miscarriage

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BeMorePacific Thu 13-Aug-20 22:09:56

No chance of causing any harm, so try not to worry.
Your placenta provides everything your baby needs.xxx

GoshHashana Thu 13-Aug-20 23:10:25

FFS...

PurpleDaisies Thu 13-Aug-20 23:12:20

I heard it reduces your baby's oxygen

From where?!!

CoalCraft Fri 14-Aug-20 09:16:03

Breath-holding is actually not recommended during pregnancy, as the resulting hypoxia is potentially harmful to baby. This is why exercises that involve reduced breathing or breath holding should be avoided.

Here's a link but Google will show you plenty more www.whattoexpect.com/pregnancy/exercise-safety#:~:text=Holding%20your%20breath%20is%20never,big%20toe)%20and%20tai%20chi.

That said, briefly holding your breath non-regularly is unlikely to cause any serious problems. Just don't make a habit of it.

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