Can you go swimming in the ocean during pregnancy? We talked to fitness expert Birgitta G Lauren of Expecting Fitness, and the author of a book of the same name, for some advice. Here's what she had to say!Swimming is a great non-impact, low-intensity exercise that helps tone all of your muscles, even when pregnant. The buoyancy of the water supports your body, reduces joint impact, creates muscle resistance, is injury-rehabilitative and reduces water retention.
Swimming in the ocean is okay as long as you stay out of shark-infested waters, swim close and along the shore - never swim out, and take care to only swim when the water is calm. Body surfing in waves could be very dangerous (being tossed by waves and under currents, ingesting dirty water, et cetera).
Here are some other things of which you should be conscious: