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Swimming in the sea

10 replies

Birdy1991 · 26/05/2020 09:55

Hi! This probably sounds really silly 🙈 I live in Brighton and want to go for a swim today, but I’m aware it will probably be really cold. Does anyone know if this ok for the baby? I know saunas and boiling hot baths are not recommended due to changing the baby’s temperature so wasn’t sure about the other way...! Sorry if I sound silly and thanks 😊

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Xylophonics · 26/05/2020 10:02

I was told you can carry on doing anything you did before pregnancy but not to take new sports up.
Can't see it would be a problem.

BeingATwatItsABingThing · 26/05/2020 10:05

I can see many problems with that but only because the thought of swimming in the sea fills me with horror.

PaulinePetrovaPosey · 26/05/2020 10:08

I swam in cold (and warmer) water throughout pregnancy, and it was fantastic!

Birdy1991 · 26/05/2020 10:23

Thanks! Can’t wait 😃

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LoveSunshine01 · 26/05/2020 15:05

I just went for a swim in the sea too. It was very cold but amazing!

I figured that it isn't something I've been actively warned against and there are no warnings against all of the recommendations to swim in pregnancy, but I stayed in for less time than I normally would just in case and I'll gradually increase the amount of time I spend in the water...

Enjoy!

Keha · 26/05/2020 17:05

I did it and didn't really think about it, baby is fine. Obviously that's just one example, but to reassure you.

BeMorePacific · 26/05/2020 18:21

I’ve swam in the sea on holiday. I think as long as your core body temp doesn’t change then you’re ok. So just don’t spend too long I’m really hot or really cold water xx

Birdy1991 · 26/05/2020 18:43

I tried it... water was so cold! Went underwater and then came straight back out 🤣

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PuntoEBasta · 26/05/2020 20:32

Not specifically pregnancy related but please remember that a lot of beaches do not have lifeguards at the moment, including Brighton, so please be extra careful.

Chillipeanuts · 26/05/2020 20:34

How clean is the sea off Brighton?

Just be cautious, no lifeguards atm as I understand it.

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