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The Benefits of Minerals in Magnesium Pools for Pregnant Women and Children

Are you expecting a little one or have little ones running around? If you're like most parents or soon-to-be-parents out there, you're probably juggling a million things at once. From the anticipation of pregnancy to the chaos of parenting, you could definitely use a break. And if you're considering a swimming pool for a bit of that precious downtime, chances are you've heard about magnesium or mineral pools while browsing for pool options.

The benefits of magnesium pools are widely documented. However, despite the abundance of information on magnesium pools, there's a notable gap when it comes to understanding their effects on pregnant women and children. Are mineral pools safe to use during pregnancy? Can the minerals have adverse effects on pregnant women? And what about children — are there any side-effects to consider? With so much uncertainty, it's natural to seek clarity and reassurance.

So, if you're a mum-to-be or a parent on the hunt for the perfect pool experience for you and your kids, you're in luck. In this article, we’ll answer all the questions you might have regarding magnesium pools, including their benefits and their effect on pregnant women and kids. But before we dive into the specifics of magnesium pools, let’s address a common concern among pregnant women:

Is it safe to swim during pregnancy?

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If you're a new, expecting mother, chances are you've already Googled this question. Well, the short answer is yes — you absolutely can swim while pregnant! Staying fit during pregnancy helps reduce the risk of complications and prepares you physically (and mentally) for childbirth. Whether you’re swimming laps, walking underwater, or doing prenatal aqua aerobics, it’s the perfect exercise for pregnancy because you don’t really have to do much work!

Swimming is not only safe but also highly recommended during pregnancy. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), swimming is one of the best and safest forms of exercise during pregnancy because of the considerable health benefits it offers while not placing a high level of stress on the body.

Note of Caution

While swimming is generally safe during pregnancy, it is important to consult your doctor before engaging in any physical activity, particularly if you have a complicated pregnancy or any underlying health concerns such as cardiovascular or respiratory problems.

What’s the difference between a regular pool and a mineral/magnesium pool?

It all comes down to the sanitation methods. In a standard pool, chlorine is the primary ingredient used for sanitisation. It's added to the water to eliminate bacteria and maintain cleanliness. While effective, chlorine is widely known to have harsh effects on the skin, eyes, and overall health of swimmers (not exactly a dream scenario for soon-to-be mums!).

In contrast, magnesium pools operate by harnessing the power of natural minerals like magnesium chloride, among others, to effectively capture and eliminate microscopic impurities and ensure the clarity of the pool water. In the case of a Mineral Swim™ magnesium pool, this sanitation process is further enhanced with the addition of 100% natural Dead Sea minerals and Ozone — Ozone instantly neutralises any organic contaminant and converts it into oxygen before the water hits your pool while the flocculent effect of the magnesium-rich Dead Sea Minerals clarifies the water and fosters a more balanced and healthy swimming environment.

With reduced chlorine levels and the addition of vital salts and minerals, magnesium pools are a real game-changer for expectant mothers — the pool water is considerably safer, gentler, and more hygienic, providing a more soothing swimming experience for mums and bubs alike!

How can pregnant women benefit from swimming in a magnesium pool?

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Remember all the awesome benefits you get just from swimming? Well, do that in a magnesium pool and your body (and your baby) will thank you! Here’s how swimming in a magnesium pool can benefit you as a pregnant woman:

1. Relaxes muscles and eases sciatic pain.

You've tried every trick in the book to ease your back pain and yet, it’s as excruciating as ever. It’s time to try swimming in a magnesium pool, another option that could relax your muscles and provide some relief for that persistent sciatic pain.

By submerging yourself in a magnesium pool, your body absorbs the surrounding minerals which in turn relaxes your muscles, soothes joint aches, and significantly reduces the chance of future cramping. And as you float, so does your baby, releasing pressure from your sciatic nerve and lightening the load from that extra pregnancy weight. The addition of Dead Sea minerals in magnesium pools further enhances the floating experience — thanks to the higher water density, the overall strain off your body is alleviated, allowing you to experience a sense of lightness and giving your body a well-deserved break from gravity!

2. Helps hydrate dry skin.

You’d think the so-called “pregnancy glow” would be one thing to look forward to but instead, you’re feeling drier than a molting lizard as your pregnancy progresses. Dry skin during pregnancy is more common than you might think. Fortunately, there are various ways to hydrate your skin during pregnancy, and one effective method is taking a swim in a magnesium pool.

The minerals found in magnesium pools can significantly improve the skin’s elasticity by injecting moisture back into dry or drying skin, leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth. The silky feeling you get when you get out of a magnesium pool isn’t just temporary; it's a result of the reparative properties of the minerals and salts which have been scientifically proven to penetrate and repair your skin as you swim and even when you’re out of the pool!

3. Boosts circulation & improves sleep quality.

You expected sleep deprivation to come with having a baby — but you may not have expected it to really start until you'd had the baby. As difficult as it might be, getting a good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy pregnancy.

Thankfully, magnesium pools can help in that regard! Magnesium is known to relax muscles and blood vessels, which can improve blood circulation throughout the body, including to the brain. Improved circulation contributes to a healthier body and mind, creating conditions that are more conducive to restorative sleep. Additionally, the silky softness of a magnesium pool provides a feeling of weightlessness, almost like you’re floating on a blanket. This all contributes to an overall deep relaxation session, which can improve your sleeping pattern and ease any discomfort or tension that may interfere with your sleep.

4. Calms nausea and morning sickness.

You're sailing along on your early pregnancy adventure — just a little back pain here and a little cramp there, but nothing you can't handle. Until one day, you wake up feeling queasy. You try everything from ginger tea to saltine crackers, but nothing seems to alleviate the nausea. But what if relief was as simple as taking a dip in a magnesium pool?

According to many healthcare providers, two of the main causes of morning sickness are low blood sugar levels and hormonal changes. As it turns out, magnesium is great at balancing cortisol levels which is the primary hormone that influences our blood sugar levels. Therefore, when absorbed transdermally, magnesium can help regulate hormones and stabilise blood sugar levels, which can, in turn, minimise morning sickness!

Are mineral pools safe for children?

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As a soon-to-be parent, it is only natural to invest in a pool that not only serves you well during pregnancy but also remains safe for babies and children as they grow up. In that aspect, magnesium pools offer a safer and more hygienic swimming environment compared to traditional chlorinated pools, making them suitable for children of all ages.

The minerals used in magnesium pools are natural and gentle on the skin and eyes, reducing the risk of irritation and discomfort, especially for sensitive little ones. Additionally, the reduced levels of chlorine in magnesium pools minimise exposure to harsh chemicals, further enhancing the safety of the swimming experience for children.

Beyond safety, magnesium pools offer several advantages for children. Here’s how a quick dip can benefit your little one:

1. Promotes relaxation and reduces stress levels in children, contributing to their overall well-being and mental health.

2. Soothes joint aches, providing relief for children experiencing discomfort due to growth spurts, physical exertion, or conditions like juvenile arthritis.

3. Promotes better sleep quality, providing kids with more restorative rest and in turn boosted energy levels during the day.

4. Offers a low-impact form of exercise that can improve cardiovascular health, strength, and endurance in children, fostering a healthy lifestyle from a young age.

5. Soothes common skin conditions like juvenile eczema and dermatitis, often found among children.

Can the minerals in a magnesium pool have any adverse effects on pregnant women and children?

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As far as it concerns magnesium pools, there is no documented evidence of adverse effects caused by the presence of minerals. This is largely attributed to the natural and gentle properties of the minerals involved, which have been shown to have positive effects on swimmers.

In the case of a Mineral Swim™ magnesium pool, the likelihood of adverse effects is further reduced due to the addition of ozone-to-oxygen pool sanitation — a smart, safe, and eco-friendly process that is up to 3,000 times more powerful than traditional water purification systems. Capable of reducing the chlorine requirement by up to 80%, Mineral Swim™ magnesium pools guarantee clear, clean, and odour-free pool water that is safe for everyone!

However, when it comes to pregnant women and children, it is always best to seek professional advice before engaging in any activity as individual allergies and sensitivities may vary.

Wrapping Up

The physical and spiritual effects of water cannot be overemphasised, particularly for pregnant women. Given that babies are naturally surrounded by fluids in the womb, it's no surprise that water holds immense benefits throughout pregnancy and childbirth. From ancient water birthing practices to modern inventions like mineral pools, the connection between pregnancy and the therapeutic benefits of water is undeniable. Through the innovation of magnesium pools, expectant mothers are now not only able to get physical relief from the strains of pregnancy, but they’re also able to experience deeper states of consciousness while floating, which can in turn elevate their connection with the baby.

Additionally, the sustainability of magnesium pools ensures that these benefits extend beyond pregnancy. As children grow up, they too can enjoy the therapeutic properties of mineral-rich waters, fostering a lifetime of well-being for years to come.

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