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Well I am a newly married woman, and I really fond of diving at any atmosphere. But I am afraid will it affect for my liking to have a child early in my married life? By husband badly need a kid as soon as possible. What should I do? I couldn’t give up either activity.
Please guide me to take the correct decision….
Don't dive while you're pregnant. The information you need is pretty well outlined in the thread above.
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I came across this Female Diver chapter from "Diving Medicine for SCUBA Divers" which includes discussion on the risks of diving during pregnancy. Like most of the other articles, if you are pregnant or are trying, it would be best not to risk it.
Ashamed to say but going to in case it helps; I did not know I was pregnant (on the pill) and I was a DM so I was diving a lot (to depths to 80' or so). One day I became really sick on the boat which never happened and somehow it led me to a pregnancy test. As soon as I realized I was with child I stopped immediately! It just isn't worth the risk (although I was diving exactly 6 weeks after I had my child!!). My son came out just fine and does not seem to have any issues because of it. He is addicted to the water though! And he loves the idea of SCUBA and when he is old enough/mature enough he wants to dive!! But seriously, don't risk it ladies; a child is the greatest gift you can have (I used to think it was my dive gear)! Happy and safe diving to all and happy child-bearing if relevant!