Can chlorine affect pregnancy?
April 8, 2002 — For decades, chlorine has been used to disinfect public drinking water and swimming pools. Now, British researchers say that a chemical by-product of chlorine — found in very high levels in swimming pools — may be hazardous for pregnant women and their unborn babies.
Can swimming cause a miscarriage?
Pregnant women who swim regularly could be at increased risk of miscarriage and birth defects because of the high chemical content of public pools.
Is chlorine bad for early pregnancy?
There are only a few things to keep in mind while swimming during pregnancy, so follow these tips: Stick to chlorinated pools. There are no bacteria-regulating chemicals in lakes or oceans, so you may want to steer clear of these and any other non-purified bodies of water, especially in your first trimester.
Can I go swimming in early pregnancy?
If you didn’t exercise at all before pregnancy, it’s probably fine for you to swim, but check with your doctor or midwife first. If it’s okay, start slowly, stretch well to warm up and cool down, and be careful not to overexert yourself. When you’re in the water, it can be easy to forget to stay hydrated.
Do pregnant bellies float?
Floating Belly Down can be a real release of pressure during pregnancy: the weight of the growing uterus pushes against your organs, and letting the salt water support this weight for 90 minutes can be blissful.
Is cold water swimming safe during pregnancy?
Swimming in cold water while pregnant:
The temperature of the water may be too cold. The temperature regulation system is less effective during pregnancy due to certain changes in the body. This can lead to a critical drop in the core body temperature (‘hypothermia’) which can cause serious health problems.
What should I eat everyday while pregnant?
Eat a variety of foods to get all the nutrients you need. Recommended daily servings include 6-11 servings of breads and grains, two to four servings of fruit, four or more servings of vegetables, four servings of dairy products, and three servings of protein sources (meat, poultry, fish, eggs or nuts).