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Swimming for Pregnancy Fitness

June 4, 2019

Staying healthy during pregnancy is extremely important, both for mother and baby. A well- rounded nutrition and exercise plan can have numerous benefits for a woman’s physical and emotional well-being. However, pregnant women have special concerns that can affect how and when they exercise. Let’s take a look at one of the best all-around physical activities that pregnant women can take part in: swimming.

All women should consult a physician before any exercise. For women cleared by their health care provider, swimming may offer:

  • Cardiovascular Benefits – Swimming can provide tremendous cardiovascular benefits, which can include lowered heart rate at rest and during exercise.1
  • Greater Relaxation and Quality of Life – It has been shown that pregnant mothers who exercise regularly may experience less depressive symptoms and enjoy greater physical comfort during their pregnancies and births.1
  • Better Weight Management – Swimming assists in effective weight management, as it promotes enhanced fat oxidation, a common effect of cardiovascular exercise.
  • Reduced Edema or Swelling of the Legs – Although edema (swelling) during pregnancy is normal and caused by the increased production of blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the baby, swimming may help manage it. It has been shown that low-impact aerobic exercise, such as swimming, can reduce back pain and lower extremity edema.1,2
  • Improved Stamina and Muscle Tone – Swimming is a very effective cardiovascular activities for participants of all genders and ages. The improved stamina and muscle tone that can result from swimming also can help women maintain a healthy weight after pregnancy.

Preparing for Pregnancy

Along with exercise, diet and nutrition are part of a healthy pregnancy. The best way to set yourself up with the right nutritional foundation is to start with a balanced nutritional supplement such as Prenate®. The Prenate® Vitamin Family uses USP pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that provide mothers with the quality nutrition they need for all stages of the pregnancy. Prenate has been trusted for more than 30 years to help pregnant women address their nutritional needs.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

WARNING: Ingestion of more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (such as DHA) per day has been shown to have potential antithrombotic effects, including an increased bleeding time and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Administration of omega-3 fatty acids should be avoided in patients taking anticoagulants and in those known to have an inherited or acquired predisposition to bleeding.

This site and its contents are an information resource only, and are neither intended to nor should be used in replacement of your doctor or other prescribing professional’s medical guidance, recommendations or advice. Neither this site nor its information should be used or relied upon for any diagnostic, medical, treatment, nutritional or other purpose. All aspects of pregnancy, including whether pregnancy is right for you, and the nourishment and care of your child, should be made with your doctor and other appropriate medical professional, and in consideration of your and your child’s particular medical history. Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Avion”) makes no representation, warranty or other undertaking that this site or its information are appropriate for you or your child’s specific needs or issues, and further expressly disclaims all damages, losses, injuries or liability whatsoever incurred or alleged to have been incurred in consequence of your reliance on the information on this site. Avion does not endorse any test, procedure, treatment, remedy, therapy, cure, nutritional regimen, method or other activity or undertaking that you and/or your doctor or other medical professional may elect or recommend. By visiting this site you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you have read and understand the same. These terms and conditions, together with any information on this site, may be amended, restated or otherwise changed from time to time and at any time by Avion within the sole, absolute and uncontrolled exercise of its discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Avion has no duty or obligation to keep you informed of any amendments to, restatements of or other changes to these terms and conditions or this site, and that you are solely and exclusively responsible for apprising yourself of the same.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under 6. Keep this product out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or poison control center immediately.

WARNING: Ingestion of more than 3 grams of omega-3 fatty acids (such as DHA) per day has been shown to have potential antithrombotic effects, including an increased bleeding time and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Administration of omega-3 fatty acids should be avoided in patients taking anticoagulants and in those known to have an inherited or acquired predisposition to bleeding.

This site and its contents are an information resource only, and are neither intended to nor should be used in replacement of your doctor or other prescribing professional’s medical guidance, recommendations or advice. Neither this site nor its information should be used or relied upon for any diagnostic, medical, treatment, nutritional or other purpose. All aspects of pregnancy, including whether pregnancy is right for you, and the nourishment and care of your child, should be made with your doctor and other appropriate medical professional, and in consideration of your and your child’s particular medical history. Avion Pharmaceuticals, LLC (“Avion”) makes no representation, warranty or other undertaking that this site or its information are appropriate for you or your child’s specific needs or issues, and further expressly disclaims all damages, losses, injuries or liability whatsoever incurred or alleged to have been incurred in consequence of your reliance on the information on this site. Avion does not endorse any test, procedure, treatment, remedy, therapy, cure, nutritional regimen, method or other activity or undertaking that you and/or your doctor or other medical professional may elect or recommend. By visiting this site you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge that you have read and understand the same. These terms and conditions, together with any information on this site, may be amended, restated or otherwise changed from time to time and at any time by Avion within the sole, absolute and uncontrolled exercise of its discretion. You acknowledge and agree that Avion has no duty or obligation to keep you informed of any amendments to, restatements of or other changes to these terms and conditions or this site, and that you are solely and exclusively responsible for apprising yourself of the same.

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