How do sports and leisure affect the pregnancy
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One-Armed Pro-Surfer Still Riding the Waves Six Months Pregnant

There’s a baby on board for Bethany Hamilton and husband, Adam Dirks. You may know Hamilton from the “Soul Surfer” book based on her recovery and return to surfing after a shark bit off her left arm. ... more »
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Your Daily Pregnancy Life - Dos and Don'ts

Your Daily Pregnancy Life - Dos & Don'ts   ... more »
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Basic Hygiene Tips for Preventing Recreational Water Illness During Pregnancy

The summer months mean public pools, private pools, lakes, oceans and river excursions. But water can be contaminated with germs that cause illness. ... more »
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Recreational Water Illness: Spas and Hot Tubs

Always ake a few moments to review hot tub and spa safety precautions, maintenance and testing to ensure the safety of all family members. ... more »
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Common Recreational Water Illnesses

Recreational water illnesses are contracted when pregnant and non-pregnant swimmers come in contact with germs present in treated and untreated water. Germs pose the highest risk to swimmers with impaired immune function, including pregnant women. ... more »
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Safer Swimming During Pregnancy: Fast Facts

When it comes to safer swimming during pregnancy, one of the best tools pregnant women can have is knowledge.  Pregnant women must understand the real risk of swimming in untreated or mistreated pools, oceans, lakes and rivers. ... more »
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Swimming in Oceans, Lakes and Rivers When Pregnant

Unlike swimming pools, oceans, lakes and rivers are not treated to remove dangerous bacteria and germs leaving many pregnant women wondering about the safety of swimming in open waters. ... more »
Swimming is a low-intensity workout that allows the pregnant woman to relieve lower back strain. Besides reveling in the feeling of weightlessness, swimming provides various health benefits during pregnancy.

Health Benefits Of Swimming During Pregnancy

Swimming is a low-intensity workout that allows the pregnant woman to relieve lower back strain. Besides reveling in the feeling of weightlessness, swimming provides various health benefits during pregnancy. ... more »
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Recreational Water Illnesses and Pregnancy

Recreational water illnesses are on the rise. According to the CDC, from 2004 to 2010 a 200% increase in illnesses associated with germs found in swimming pools has been reported. ... more »
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Three Tips for Ensuring a Healthy Swimming Environment During Pregnancy

Germs present in pool waters can cause recreational water illnesses. While public pools are typically chlorinated, many public pools fail inspections and are immediately shut down for maintenance when chlorine and pH levels test below or above normal. ... more »

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