Did you swim in public pools when pregnant?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

I haven’t swam in a public pool since middle school. Because 1. Planter warts are contagious and very communal pool&locker room friendly, yay! and 2. Herpes virus can live in warm puddles for like 30min.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

No I’m not, public pool are very dirty in my mind.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Swimming is great exercise in pregnancy as the water supports you and the baby. I swam a bit while pregnant and in late pregnancy being in Water is sooooooo nice.

you are fine in any public pool. In fact I’ve never heard anything that says you shouldn’t.

its so easy to over worry in pregnancy but seriously life is too short and pregnancy can sometimes feel too long to worry about everything. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Newgirl87 :  seriously? I take my baby swimming every week in a public pool. We’re both fine and healthy.

OP – go swimming and enjoy yourself! 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Yes, although not regularly and they were outdoor pools. I was pregnant over the summer and didn’t want to miss out on the pool time with my toddler. I remember being worried and googling too and thought most said the benefits of exercise outweigh any risks. I would definitely ask your OB to ease your mind. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I actually hadn’t really put much thought into it, but I take my toddler for swimming lessons once a week and will continue to do so throughout this pregnancy. I’m hoping to do some regular prenatal and aqua aerobics too. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

I’ve never been pregnant, but my mom is very into exercise and switched to swimming for both her pregnancies and extols it’s value constantly. She said it was great “her time” and very low impact. She did it all the way up to the day she delivered. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I think of your immune system is good there’s nothing wrong with swimming. Its awesome exersise and I love how low impact it is!

I don’t necessarily think there’s warts everywhere st the pool though. I swam pretty regularly at the public outdoor pool for 20ish years and only picked up a case of warts ONCE. I haven’t gone since then because of paranoia but my husband says he will buy me some water shoes that only get used at the pool and that should solve my problem so we can go swimming again together. I wouldn’t mind swimming the last 3 months or so of this pregnancy. I really do miss it. I think swimming really is a fine idea!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I wouldn’t rely on Google for medical information.

But yes, I swam in public pools over the course of two pregnancies. I swam 37 laps when I was 37 weeks pregnant, it made me feel awesome. I also swam in the ocean. I’ve taken my babies swimming, starting at about 5 months old, in both pools and the ocean as well.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

ne11y23 :  I worked as a children’s aid during the summer when I was pregnant. I swam in the lake twice a week and in a public pool twice a week for the summer. 

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

I’ve never heard of this in my life. Yes I swam throughout pregnancy and also regularly took part in aqua natal classes for pregnant ladies. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Chill out, Bee!! I swim literally everyday and plan on swimming with my newborn.

Pregnancy is hard enough without all the extra worry. 

I’ve also not changed my diet at all, I’m 16 weeks now and baby is completely healthy and developing slightly bigger even. I eat sushi, have hot baths and just enjoy life! 

People in impoverished nations have normal, happy babies all the time

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Yes, I swam in a chlorinated pool. I hated the cold water, but other than that it was fine. Frankly the pool was cleaner than my local beach (where I also swam with no problems, but it was seriously gross some days).

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