Still safe to be swimming?

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  1. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if it is still safe to be swimming in the final weeks?

    I had heard that you can dilate a bit long before you go into labour, and wondered if this meant you would get an infection from the water in the pool?

    Should I wait until i get a show and then stop?

    I still love being in the water (and have planned a water birth as a result) but don't want to do it if it is not safe anymore.
     
  2. Layla

    Layla Well-Known Member

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    im not sure on that hun, but i do know not to wait untill you have a show, some woman dont have a show untill they are well in to labour so waiting for it might be a mistake if the water can cause an infection.

    best check it out with your doc/midwife.

    saying that mind, when i did aqua natel classes, there was a woman there still going at 41 weeks, so it must be ok?
     
  3. petchy

    petchy Well-Known Member

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    perfectly safe as long as your waters haven't gone yet! i go to aquanatals, and there's ALWAYS someone who is overdue there! lol

    hope i won't be one of them!!
     
  4. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I hadn't thought of the ante-natal class thing.

    I will still keep going then :D
     
  5. lulu

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    I was swimming right up to the end of my pregnancy and I know people that swam when overdue!!!!

    Go for it, the more active you are the easier the labour apparently!
     
  6. ToriElla

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    I love aquanatal but i've had to miss the last few weeks for different reasons. need to get back into it - you do feel better when you do more excercise!
     

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