Compared with sports on land, the advantage of water sports for pregnant women is that the body burden is very small, so that they can easily exercise the waist and leg muscles. In addition, swimming consumes more energy and can remove excess fat from pregnant women in a relatively short time. Pregnant women with good swimming skills can also increase their lung capacity through snorkeling. In addition, swimming exercise can significantly reduce the lumbago, hemorrhoids, varicose veins and effectively correct abnormal fetal position during pregnancy, which can promote the smooth delivery of pregnant women. Relevant statistics from abroad also show that pregnant women who have participated in swimming training not only have a much higher rate of delivery than ordinary women, but also shorten the delivery process by about half. So swimming is good for pregnant women. But at the same time, it should be noted that those who are less than 4 months pregnant or have a history of miscarriage, premature delivery, stillbirth, vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain, or pregnant women with pregnancy intoxication or heart disease are not suitable for swimming. Moreover, pregnant women have higher requirements for water quality when swimming, and the water in the swimming pool must be strictly disinfected. If the content of certain bacteria exceeds the standard, it may cause gynecological inflammation. Once medication is used, it may also affect the development of the fetus.
In addition, pregnant women who are more than 8 months pregnant are no longer suitable for swimming, because the abdomen increases rapidly at this time, the weight gains significantly, and the movement will become slow and laborious. It is inevitable that accidents will occur in the swimming pool. It is best to take a walk every day That's it.
Excerpted from "365 tricks to care for pregnant women, lying-in women, fetuses, and babies", People's Military Medical Publishing House, 2007, edited by Wang Xinliang