Ask Well: Is Swimming in Pools Safe During Pregnancy?


A 2010 study conducted in Denmark and published in the journal Epidemiology aimed to answer the question “Is Swimming During Pregnancy a Safe Exercise? by comparing swimming, bicycling and no exercise. Swimming is considered an ideal activity for pregnant women, the study found. There was no indication that swimming in pool water “is associated with adverse reproductive outcomes.”

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