Is it ok for a woman to scuba dive while pregnant? The simple answer to this question is that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Divers Alert Network (DAN) and most dive organizations recommend no diving for the duration of the pregnancy. However, the rationale behind the assumption that diving and pregnancy don’t mix is not so straightforward.
As a diver, you’re probably familiar with the term “hyperbaric chamber”, and may have even taken a tour of one. Did you know, however, that hyperbaric chambers come in different types, sizes and operate for many different purposes? So, let’s go ahead and learn a bit more about hyperbaric chambers.