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Doctor insights on: Is It Safe To Be Exposed To Swimming Pool Chlorine While Pregnant

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What does swimming pool chlorine do to the skin?

What does swimming pool chlorine do to the skin?

Harsh on your skin: Chlorine damages the oil and mineral balance of skin cells, destroying the fluid balance, resulting in dried out, dead cells.This in turn leads to dry, peeling skin, which makes the surface of the skin appear shiny.Make sure to apply moisturizer after being in a chlorine pool. ...Read more

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Sweat has a definite chlorine-like smell (like a swimming pool). I haven't swam in a swimming pool for more than a year. Could it represent something?

Sweat has a definite chlorine-like smell (like a swimming pool). I haven't swam in a swimming pool for more than a year. Could it represent something?

Low carbs?: are you on a carbohydrate, high-protein diet? This might be one explanation. If not, consider seeing your doctor for a valuation of other possible metabolic issues.Hope this was helpful. Best of luck ...Read more

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Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Will chlorine in the swimming pool hurt severe sunburn?

Regardless of : Chlorine, if you have severe burning do you really want to be back in the sun before getting in some healing time? ...Read more

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What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

What happens if you swim with your eyes open underwater in a chlorine swimming pool?

Eye irritation: Chlorine is an eye irritant. It can create a mild chemical burn on the skin covering the white of the eye (conjunctiva) and the clear window of the eye (cornea). Although it is not dangerous, it is very uncomfortable. If you have sensitive eyes or are at a pool with a high chlorine level, wear swim goggles or a mask. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get chlorine in your eyes from a swimming pool?

Is it dangerous to get chlorine in your eyes from a swimming pool?

No: The chlorine may irritate your eyes, but it is temporary and safe. Consider wearing goggles if your eye do get irritated. ...Read more

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Does chlorine kill sperm that is ejaculated into a swimming pool?

Does chlorine kill sperm that is ejaculated into a swimming pool?

Sperm in: chlorinated water won't live long at all. Don't worry, if someone ejaculates in a swimming pool - the sperm won't swim over to a female and impregnate her. However, if you are engaging in sexual intercourse while in a swimming pool - don't expect the chlorine to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe if a pregnant woman regularly swims in a chlorinated pool with the strong smell of chlorine ?

Is it safe if a pregnant woman regularly swims in a chlorinated pool with the strong smell of chlorine ?

Probably: I do not know of any data to suggest that pregnant women are harmed (fetus harmed) by swimming regularly in chlorinated water! ...Read more

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I'm 21weeks pregnant with a cerclage placed at 12.5weeks. My ob said i could go swimming as long as the pool had chlorine in it. Is this still safe?

I'm 21weeks pregnant with a cerclage placed at 12.5weeks. My ob said i could go swimming as long as the pool had chlorine in it. Is this still safe?

Good question: There is no data in the literature that can answer this question with certainty. However, with that being said, there should be minimal risks with swimming as long as you are mostly relaxing in the water and not doing strenuous activity to increase abdominal pressure because the cervix is still weak. ...Read more