Swimming in Pregnancy- Tips and prevention

first_imgAlways wear comfortable and non-restrictive swimwear and go swimming.Always use flips, shades, and floating devices because they will support you if you are not able to swim.Keep Your Breath Steady Your baby needs oxygen and if you have problems breathing, it can also cause problems for your baby.You should always listen to your body, if you have pain or discomfort in swimming, then you should immediately go out of the pool and get a check-up done from your doctor.2 hours before you go swimming, drink plenty of water so that your body does not get dehydrated. There are many benefits of swimming in pregnancy, some of which I am telling you:First of all, it keeps you and your body relaxed. Swimming keeps your cardiovascular and muscular strength balanced and also gives you relief from stress. Swimming stimulates your body to release endorphins and relaxes your lower body pain.Swimming helps to relieve swelling and pain of your body. Your growing uterus puts pressure on your body, but when you go swimming, the natural property of water makes you feel light. Swimming is also beneficial for those pregnant women who have swollen joints and have back pain in pregnancy.Swimming improves your cardiovascular condition as heart rate remains healthy by slowing the heart rate for some time. Cardiovascular activity increases the capacity of your lungs and you can breathe easily. It also helps to enlighten your hips. Swimming also helps to tone your body muscles, because swimming involves the muscles of your arms and legs. As you start to gain weight in your pregnancy, your muscles start to lose their endurance which gets back from swimming. By toning the muscles, you can reduce your labor length and your contractions also increase.Swimming prevents you from overheating because your temperature is naturally higher during your pregnancy. After all, your skin needs increased blood supply and also the heat generated by your baby’s metabolism. Swimming keeps your body temperature maintained and also helps in fighting access heat.Swimming also helps to keep your baby in the right position. Swimming encourages your baby to turn, which makes your belly lighter and also helps in aligning your body. Some tips that you should remember while swimming:You should explore the pool around your house because if you travel more, you will get exhausted soon.Before swimming, make sure that the water in the swimming pool is chlorinated as chlorine can help you avoid many types of borne illness.center_img You can also join aqua aerobic classes which will benefit you even more.Give your preference to the indoor pool instead of outdoor to avoid sun radiation and overheating. If you do not find an indoor pool, then you must apply sunscreen before landing in the pool.Some warning signs that tell you when to quit swimming:If you have pain in your lower abdomen, vaginal spotting, fluid discharge, uterine contamination, your heartbeat is not regular, or you feel dizzy or faint, then immediately stop swimming. If you have had multiple miscarriages, you have a weak cervix, you have lungs issues, then you should not go swimming. Hello Mommies-to-be, I have brought you a new blog in which today I am going to tell you the benefits of swimming in pregnancy as well as some swimming tips and safety guidelines.Swimming keeps you mentally and physically fit and relaxed, and if you are a regular swimmer, you should keep it going on even during your pregnancy. Because you can do swimming in pregnancy but with some safety measures.last_img read more