|| From February to December, 1988, 18 cases of maternity swimming were deliverd at Misasa hospital of Okayama university medical school. Then we discussed the indication, safety and effectiveness of maternity swimmmg.
(Results) (1) Fifteen cases (83.3%) were primiparas and 5 cases (27.8%) were 30 years old or more. (2) As for the weeks of pregnancy at the beginning of swimming, the earliest one was at 18 weeks and the latest one was at 37 weeks. (3) The times of swimming during pregnancy were variou in each case, and the maxirnum one was 20 times and the minimum one was 2 times. (4) There was no abortion and premature delivery. (5) There was no low birth weight infant and no asphxia of the newborn. (Conclusion) The inducement of maternity swimming is safe and effective to the management of pregnancy, especially to the cases of primipara, old aged or having minor disturbance.