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Posted by: de | 2006/11/10

Swimming and fertility?

Hi
I'm a swimming teacher and am in the pool for about 20 hours a week. Although i have no fertility problems that i know of, I'm just wandering if being in the water for such long periods can affect my chances of falling pregnant?

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Dear De

It is very unlikely that the swimming even in warm temperatures would alter the fertility prognosis in your case. However, in the case of a male instructor in warm temperatures there might be a progressive reduction in sperm production over time and therefore a negative impact on fertility potential.

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