Swimming when pregnant
Bodycare,  COACH,  Cold Water Swimming,  EXTRA,  FEATURES,  HEALTH,  March 2024,  You Ask, We Answer

Is it safe to swim in cold water when pregnant?

Can colder temperatures of open water have a negative impact on pregnancy? Cold water experts Dr Mark Harper and Dr Heather Massey answer this reader question.

“I am pregnant and a keen swimmer. I have membership of a lido but unfortunately the pool is rather cold and I am scared of swimming because I think the temperature might be too cold and have a negative impact on the pregnancy.

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