So you are a religious scuba diver, or maybe not. You are pregnant and are curious if you are able to go scuba diving while pregnant.
So what's the answer?
Well the answer is that women should not go scuba diving while the are pregnant.
Although this are of scuba diving has been researched, there is no concrete studies showing why.
There are serious concerns however concerncing scuba diving while pregnant.
It is believed that if you do so, you can possibly cause some serious harm to the baby.
Any doctor will tell you not to go scuba diving while pregnant. But WHY?
The main reason for this recommendation is that scuba diving can cut off the blood supply to the baby. Blood going to the baby may contain harmful nitrogen bubbles, too. Another major concern about scuba diving while pregnant is the possibility of decompression illness. This can strike anyone and the way to treat it is with high levels of oxygen and medications. The treatment for decompression illness can harm the baby and may cause a miscarriage.
Scuba diving pregnant women have been studied. These women often have babies that suffer birth defects, including heart problems. In some cases miscarriage occurs. The possible risks simply make it unreasonable to scuba dive while pregnant.
While pregnant women should not scuba dive, there has been evidence that it is perfectly safe to dive during the first two to four weeks of pregnancy. During this time many women do not even know they are pregnant yet, so if you happened to go scuba diving during the very early stages of pregnancy then you can rest easy knowing that your baby is probably not in any harm.
What are your thought on scuba diving and pregnancy?