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

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Dr. James Krick
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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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Is it safe to be exposed to wet paint while pregnant?

Is it safe to be exposed to wet paint while pregnant?

Yes: Be sure the room is well-ventilated and it preferable to have a water based paint. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim in a chlorinated pool during pregnancy?

Is it safe to swim in a chlorinated pool during pregnancy?

Yes: It is perfectly safe to swim in a pool during pregnancy , avoid using a hot tub though because the heat isn't good for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go in cold pool while pregnant?

Yes: Your body will let you know if you have been in too long but a short dip might be exhilarating. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be exposed to lead paint while pregnant?

Is it safe to be exposed to lead paint while pregnant?

Please don't: Lead is very toxic to the nerves and to the brain. In adults it usually just causes injury to the peripheral nerves. In infants and children it can cause severe injury to brain cells. Infants crawling on and chewing on paint chips have developed brain swelling to the point of death. Children exposed to gas fumes with lead show learning problems. Do not take chances. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim in a pool treated with copper sulphate while pregnant?

It's probably safe..: But i would not take a chance because less chemical exposure you have, the more peace of mind you have! ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim in lakes or ponds while pregnant?

Yes: I see no reason why you shouldn't enjoy swimming in a lake or pond while you are pregnant. I would avoid diving or waterskiing, but basic swimming sounds refreshing and likely will relax and take some strain off your muscles. ...Read more

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Is it safe to be exposed to second-hand smoke while pregnant?

Is it safe to be exposed to second-hand smoke while pregnant?

No: Home is the main place i suggest that pregnant women tell friends/family to "take it outside" if people smoke they not only make themselves unhealthy (affecting financially those who depend on them) but also sicken pregnant women and predispose the babies to be smaller both before and after birth. If smokers want to be part of the life of families they say they love they should stop smoking asap! ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim while pregnant?

If no problems: Swimming is great exercise while you are pregnant easy on the joints, just watch the sun exposure, if no problems u can swim all the way until your due date. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim under water pregnant?

In general yes: There may be a instance where your OB might not recommend swimming while pregnant, but in general its perfectly fine. However, make sure you wear sun screen while out at the beach or pool. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim in the sea while pregnant, due to the cold water?

That depends.: Must use common sense on this one. If it is so cold that you will become hypothermic, that should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim while I have cellulitis?

Is it safe to swim while I have cellulitis?

Not a good idea: If you are healing from cellulitis & the cause is/was infectious in nature or an abscess, ur primary focus needs to be to let it heal 1st completely, depending on where it's located.If on the body that is in contact or submerged in pool water, it's best to avoid it altogether, as not all pools are as clean as they should be & can cause ur condition to worsen.Patience/waiting is the best medicine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a mud bath while pregnant?

Yes: Enjoy a spa day! the only concern about overheating is if you are in something that maintains a constant, elevated temp such as a hot tub. A bath that begins warm and then cools is safe. ...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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Is it safe to have oxygen therapy while pregnant?

Is it safe to have oxygen therapy while pregnant?

Nope: Only under the case of carbon monoxide poisoning is there evidence that the risk to fetus outweigh the benefits of the therapy. It is called a "relative contraindication". ...Read more