A pregnant woman’s body can’t produce enough oxygen to sustain a baby, and she might be swimming more than usual in the process.
That could pose a risk of hypoxia, the condition in which a pregnant woman feels low oxygen levels.
To avoid hypoxemia during pregnancy, avoid wearing swimwear like swim trunks and hats during pregnancy.
For more information on pregnancy and hypoxmia, read about hypoxemic pregnant women and hypoxic pregnant women.
This article was written by Carol O’Connell and first appeared on Healthline.