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Doctor insights on: Safe Swimming Chlorine Pregnant

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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 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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Is it safe to drink city water while pregnant? Water comes out cloudy. Husband says its the purification, minerals and possibly a tad of chlorine?

Is it safe to drink city water while pregnant? Water comes out cloudy. Husband says its the purification, minerals and possibly a tad of chlorine?

Usually: City and municipal water supplies are generally safe to drink. If you are pregnant check with your water co. If your water is fluoridated and at what level. Try not to consume the water if Fluoride is above 1 ppm. Most of what your husband says is true about the 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

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Tap water smell like chlorine well it just smells funny I live in the U.S. In Baltimore Maryland is tap water safe to drink im 31weeks pregnant ? !

Tap water smell like chlorine well it just smells funny I live in the U.S. In Baltimore Maryland is tap water safe to drink im 31weeks pregnant ? !

Tap water is safe: Generally, tap water in the USA is safe to drink. The chlorine in the water is necessary to prevent the growth of bacteria that could be harmful. Sometimes there may be local bans on tap water due to unusual emergencies, like water main breaks. Then, always follow local boil water advisories or use bottled water until the problem is fixed. ...Read more

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I am 28 weeks pregnant & I noticed today my tap water which is from a city well smells like chlorine. Is it safe to drink & brush my teeth with?

I am 28 weeks pregnant & I noticed today my tap water which is from a city well smells like chlorine. Is it safe to drink & brush my teeth with?

Pregnancy & odors: Its unlikely that your water has toxic doses of chlorine if it comes from your tap. Your heightened sense of smell can detect things that were always there but now are more apparent because you are pregnant. Talk to your OB if you have questions. ...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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Want to start swimming soon but I read chlorine chemicals can cause cancer is this correct ?

Want to start swimming soon but I read chlorine chemicals can cause cancer is this correct ?

What's in the water.: The issue seems to be when chlorine reacts with other chemicals that are found in the pool water. These reactants include body oils, sweat and urine, to name a few. The end result are byproducts that can potential cause harm when found in higher concentrations, such as pool water. So ask yourself, how many people pee in the water? Studies are still going on showing mixed results. ...Read more