What is summer without swimming? A warm winter, that’s what! We personally think nothing is more beautiful than a bump on the beach. Call us bias, but there is something so wonderful about a mama relaxing by the pool, digging her feet in the sand, and showing off her best accessory.
According to our friends at What to Expect, there are a lot of benefits of swimming during your pregnancy as well. “Swimming is a gentle way to work toward your goal of 30 minutes most days of prenatal exercise — without aggravating your loosening joints. In addition to resulting in plenty of fitness-related benefits for your body and your baby along with reprieve for your tired muscles and joints, swimming during pregnancy can also help:
- Relieve ankle and foot swelling. Submersing your limbs in water helps push fluids from your tissues back into your veins. It also boosts your circulation, which keeps blood from pooling in the lower limbs.
- Ease sciatic pain: Baby’s floating right along with you (instead of pressing down on your sciatic nerve).
- Reduce morning sickness: Many women report that the cool water provides welcome relief from nausea.
- Keep you cool: It’s a hard thing to do when those pregnant sweat glands are on overdrive — but a dip in a cool pool can help, especially when the temperatures soar outside.
- Improve your labor & delivery experience: Swimming maintains muscle tone and increases your endurance — both of which you’ll be thankful for when it comes time to push baby out.”
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