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What are the benefits of swimming in pregnancy?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy exercise

Though some may want to become a couch potato during pregnancy, mild to moderate exercise has benefits.
Mom can go through the process & recover faster. Swimming is a good exercise with limited pressure on your joints, which is helpful in later months.

In brief: Healthy exercise

Though some may want to become a couch potato during pregnancy, mild to moderate exercise has benefits.
Mom can go through the process & recover faster. Swimming is a good exercise with limited pressure on your joints, which is helpful in later months.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Excellent

Low stress exercise with plenty of support from the water. So much less stress on the body because you are floating, and the water can be very therapeutic and peaceful.
Not sure about the neat sounds coming through the water and their impact on the baby -- likely very nice. Keeps you heart rate up and great circulation -- all good. No swelling of ankles due to gravity and poor venous return. Swim !

In brief: Excellent

Low stress exercise with plenty of support from the water. So much less stress on the body because you are floating, and the water can be very therapeutic and peaceful.
Not sure about the neat sounds coming through the water and their impact on the baby -- likely very nice. Keeps you heart rate up and great circulation -- all good. No swelling of ankles due to gravity and poor venous return. Swim !
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Recommended

Swimming provides unparalleled cardiovascular conditioning and is a great low-impact exercise with a boatload of benefits.

In brief: Recommended

Swimming provides unparalleled cardiovascular conditioning and is a great low-impact exercise with a boatload of benefits.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Great exercise

Swimming during pregnancy allows for a wonderful low impact activity.
Always remember to keep your heart rate at 140 beats per minute or below, so as not to take excessive blood flow away from the developing baby.

In brief: Great exercise

Swimming during pregnancy allows for a wonderful low impact activity.
Always remember to keep your heart rate at 140 beats per minute or below, so as not to take excessive blood flow away from the developing baby.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Dr. Neeoo Chin
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