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Pregnant Pippa Middleton poses in a bathing suit and reveals swimming has helped her with bloating

“I’d confidently say I find it has been the most enjoyable and rewarding form of exercise since I found out I was expecting”

Leanne Bayley

Pippa Middleton, who is pregnant with her first child, has revealed her favourite workout regime in her Waitrose Weekend magazine column. She said: “Swimming throughout pregnancy offers a wonderful feeling of weightlessness. From personal experience, I’d confidently say I find it has been the most enjoyable and rewarding form of exercise since I found out I was expecting. It’s comforting to know that it’s safe throughout pregnancy and you don’t need to adapt and change too much (unlike most other sports).”

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In the issue, Pippa shows off her baby bump in a gorgeous swimsuit from Sweaty Betty. The oxblood colour-block Free Dive suit is currently reduced in price (£56 down from £80) and available in sizes XS to L - the XL has gone. With chlorine resistant fabric offering UV protection of 50+, we predict this will sell out immediately now that Pippa has modelled it.

Free Dive Swimsuit, £56, Sweaty Betty

Explaining further her love for swimming, the 34-year-old sister of the Duchess of Cambridge says: “As the summer weather contributes to feelings of bloating and swelling, swimming will keep your body cooler while exercising, something that is a relief in pregnancy, preventing swelling in the arms and legs. But even in the cooler months, temporarily joining a local pool can be worth the investment. If this is the only exercise you do during pregnancy, you’re onto a good thing.”

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