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swimming?chlorine? safe? please answer!

Is it ok to go swimming at 37 w. 5 days in a public pool @ a rec centre?

I'm 4 cm dilated and effaced, was wondering if the chlorine is safe or not.

would it be better to just go to the beach ?

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Asked by AshleyRoseG at 12:23 PM on Jun. 21, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • My instinct says that even breathing the chlorine wouldn't be good. Of course for a beach, be sure the water isn't contaminated. I am thinking that you should avoid swimming and stick to a comfortably warm, not hot, bath if you want to slip into some water. For the actual ruling though, call your OB.

    Answer by Bmat at 2:06 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • I'd call my OB.

    Answer by SWasson at 2:31 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

  • I just went swimming yesterday and I'm 37weeks and I am 2cm dialated and the baby has already dropped low. I'm not sure if I'm effaced nut I'll find out this week, i forgot to ask. The beach wouldnt be better cause the water isnt clean there. My husband was gonna go today with our kids and I and I said well I'm dialated and I don't want any bacteria inside me.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:01 PM on Jun. 21, 2009

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