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Apeebles posted:
I am a swimmer. I swim 4-5 times a week. I didnt even know i was pregnant till last week when i found out i was 14 weeks. Has the holding my breathe and swimming for long periods of time hurt my baby?
sweetheikes responded:
Absolutely not! Swimming is one of the best things you can do during your pregnancy, esp if it is something you normally do. If you start to feel nausea or dizziness then you need to slow down and let up. The most important thing is listening to your body. Swimming is low-impact and does wonders for normal pregnancy aches. Which would probably explain why you didn't even know you were pregnant until now.
Just make sure to listen to your body and drink plenty of water. Ridiculous amounts of water. My Dr. says to make sure to drink 100 oz a day. Esp if you are working out. Remember that baby needs water to grow! Good luck.

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