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can I do jumping jacks while pregnant

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Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Potential injury: Any sports including jumping jacks that could result in injury should be avoided in pregnancy. Swimming and jogging are O.K.

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
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29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Bladder instability: Well, our bladder holds urine with the help of pelvic floor muscles, bladder muscles and a small gate ( sphincter). For us to urinate, there has to be ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
One would have to : Examine your feet to answer the question. You can try looking at your feet while standing and looking in a mirror to see if you are flatfooted as the ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: It could just be from the pressure or jarring from the exercise themselves. Try using a gel innersole in your shoe to absorb the shock.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Record BP and send r: Send us the BP readings, done at rest daily for 3-4 days. We can then guide you further.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
34 years experience Pain Management
Check your neck: Was the MRI only of the brain? With normal Brain anatomy and EEG, I would look into your neck as possibly contributing to headache patterns with jumpi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stop them & focus-: -on core strengthening, jumping jacks R more 4 cardio. Once U have a strong core then try some jumping jacks, still painful, back 2 more vigorous core ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Stop: If they hurt, try an exercise that isn't painful.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Any exercise that increases the heart rate will help to lose calories and weight.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Left lower pain: You may be experiencing pain from an inguinal hernia. See your doctor for an examination.
A member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
CHEST PAIN: Does he have a heart problem before? If not, have him checked if persistent. Occasionally they have chest pain with too much exercise.

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