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Old 07-10-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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swimming while pregnant

I am 11 weeks pregnant from IVF. Is it ok to go in the pool?

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Old 07-10-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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Re: swimming while pregnant

As long as your doctor says it is OK, you should always check with them before starting a new exercise. However, swimming and walking were the two that my doctor recommended I do! Hope that helps.

Old 07-10-2008, 02:01 PM   #3
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Re: swimming while pregnant

I agree with Tiffany. Maybe call your doctor just to double check, but my ob suggested that I swim to help with my lower back pain in my first pregnancy, and I was told by several people it is great exercise when you're pregnant. I don't know if the IVF would make a difference, I wouldn't think so.


Old 07-10-2008, 02:37 PM   #4
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Re: swimming while pregnant

Hi Asileen I am currently about 10 weeks pregnant through IUI with twins and my OB told me its ok to swim but I shouldent sit in my wet suit afterward I should change right away.But like the girls said the best thing is to ask your OB.Congrats.


Old 07-10-2008, 02:44 PM   #5
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Re: swimming while pregnant

Congratulations aisleen & eva on your pregnancies!!!! I too am pg with IVF. Dr. said swimming was fine.

Swimming sounds so good to me right now, I don't really have access to a pool, bummer. Good luck with your little miracle. I'm now 27 wks and he is moving so much. It goes by fast, try to cherish every day.

Old 07-10-2008, 04:03 PM   #6
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Re: swimming while pregnant

I'm 38.5 weeks and have been swimming at least three times a week for the past two weeks since the local pool opened. I love it. I swim laps, very slowly, and then tan on the benches until I'm dry. It takes forever for the maternity suits to dry--all that extra fabric. The DR said it was fine for me to swim. And I remember reading somewhere that it helps reduce swelling too. Something about the pressure of the water on the legs.

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