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Swimming while pregnant

Is it safe to swim in the lake while pregnant
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Avatar f tn
To be honest I don't know. I know it's safe to swim. I honestly don't think it would be a problem swimming in a lake or river even if your pregnant unless there was toxic waste in the lake. lol. Your baby is well protected in its nice little home.
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It's actually one of the best ways to keep in shape and stretch your body during pregnancy.  Not only is it safe, but it's recommended.  I can't swim and if I could, I would do it every day of my pregnancy.  If your dr believes that your pregnancy is not high risk, I say go for it and enjoy.
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154929 tn?1196191338
They say it is fine as long as you have not lost your mucus plug.
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116879 tn?1266519849
Okay , I always get on my "soap box" about this.....I cannot rave more about swimming.  I swam up until my 38th week.  Not only did it keep me cool in summer, significantly keep my weight down, help me sleep better, etc etc.  I don't know why more women don't do this.  It is the best thing I ever did and I had such a wonderful pregnancy after I started it as it helped ease aches and pains and totally relax me.   Know, finding a good sport-maternity swimsuit is a whole other issue---they just don't make them!  Soooo suck it up, and get a very big speedo size --that is what I did.

I say, swim, swim, swim!  As long as your doc okays it.
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I have had a lower back pain with this pregnancy, my doctor told me to get in a pool. Just be sure not to over due it. I have heard of some people even doing water aerobics during pregnancy.
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164559 tn?1233711618
I agree with deco, swimming is wonderful for you during your pregnancy.  I swim right up until I start to dilate.  I do aquafit, take the kids to the pool, etc.  If hte lake is safe for swimming it is the perfect place to take the pressure off your joints.  My babies love it, I can feel my little girl rolling everytime I swim.  
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