Swimming at Week36


Mummy has been swimming with baby Ben inside since the 2nd trimester (Mother-to-be, please note, it’s better not to swim in your 1st trimester!) Even though doctor has been telling us baby Ben is quite big in size, mummy’s tummy has been “small” compared to other pregnant friends. So mummy could wear the old swimsuit till Week35. This is the new swimsuit for pregnant woman. Daddy will hide it once baby Ben is out 😉 Mummy should wear back the old swimsuit :-p

Mummy said to have less hip bone pain after swimming, there is no pain at all in the water. There are lots of benefits of swimming. Here you are, some info from babycenter.com

The benefits of swimming during pregnancy
Swimming is great exercise because it uses both large muscle groups (arms and legs). Though low-impact, it provides good cardiovascular benefits and allows expectant women to feel weightless despite the extra pounds added by pregnancy. It also poses a very low risk of injury.

Third-trimester tips
The water supports your joints and ligaments as you exercise, preventing injury and also protecting you against overheating. The breast stroke is particularly beneficial in the third trimester, because it lengthens the chest muscles and shortens the back muscles, two areas that typically become misaligned as your body changes during pregnancy

Safety tips
Swimming is one of the safest forms of exercise. If you swam regularly before pregnancy, you should be able to continue without much modification. If you didn’t swim or exercise at all, you should still be able to swim, but check with your doctor or midwife first. You’ll need to start slowly, stretch well during a gradual warm-up and cooldown, and not overexert yourself.

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