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Swim baby swim…..


Swimming is a GREAT thing to do when you are pregnant!

It is considered safe in pregnancy, and It can be the perfect combination of aerobics and relaxation. You can either swim as you normally would exercise or try something new like an organized water aerobics course.

The only reasons that swimming would not be an acceptable exercise are:

  • If your Doctor or midwife told you not to exercise
  • If your water has broken.

**It should be noted that diving from the high dive is generally not advised**

Swimming is enjoyed by many pregnant women,and…Hey…We live in Florida, and can practically do it year round!

Most pregnant mama’s love it for  the feeling of weightlessness in the water. Just like your baby is “ swimming”inside of you! This is particularly true in the last few months.

This can also make aerobic exercise safer than on dry land because the water provides more cushion for your joints which are under a bit of stress from the hormones of pregnancy.

After you’ve done your work out, consider spending an extra few minutes working on your relaxation. Try floating on your back and just clearing your mind. Imagine your baby floating in his or her own swimming pool.


Ahhhhh. Try it!


2 Responses

  1. I’m on my 7 months already and I’ve been regularly doing swimming exercise..

    • YAY! You will be so amazed how much it will even help with your labor and birth! Gold star on your forehead!!

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