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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Pregnant In Provincetown, Swimming In Salt Water
Website designer Rebecca Taylor continued to swim in the pool and open water during her pregnancy with her third child.
When asked about the difference between swimming normally and when pregnant, Taylor replied, "I feel maybe a little colder - and definitely colder by the end of the swim when I get out. I have 30% more blood volume [when pregnant] and I'm pretty sure it's all in my belly by the end of a swim."
When asked how else she feels different when pregnant, Taylor was specific.
"I'm much more buoyant and I'm naturally pitched at a different angle. It's not unlike how I used to feel in a full wetsuit or with a swim buoy. I drag my feet and am using my upper body more."
During her third trimester, she mentioned that the "open salt water is heaven. I swam in the pool - actually tethering in my own pool - for the last few months and it's a wonderful treat to swim in the [Provincetown] bay. I felt like a rocket out there and I don't notice the baby at all -- in a good way."
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