Swimming provides a long list of benefits during pregnancy, says Kecia Gaither, MD, MPH, FACOG, the director of perinatal services/maternal-fetal medicine at NYC Health and Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, New York. Those include:
  • Maintaining body temperature and preventing overheating
  • Strengthening the core, potentially preventing diastasis recti
  • Boosting circulation
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Improving cardiovascular health
  • Nausea relief
  • Decrease in fatigue and sleep problems
  • Low risk for falls
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