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is it safe to do housekeeping while pregnant

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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Unknown risks: You may be exposing you and your unborn child to unknown risks. Ideally, quit your job.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: If your pregnancy is normal and you are not bleeding and don't have a history or symptoms of pre-term labor, its probably ok to start a new job. Wear ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Pregnant: Being pregnant is not a disability - so one can continue to work. What you have to pay attention to is the exact type of work, the work environment e ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Question cut off: Please resubmit so we know exactly what your question is.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Pilates is traditional muscle training, especially in the abdominals or "core". The exercises that i would discourage would be high impact aerobics, ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Weight lifting is generally fine in pregnancy. I would recommend decreasing the overall weight and increasing your repetitions to avoid strain.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yoga is good exercise during pregnancy especially if you have been familiar with this prior to pregnancy. Like with any other exercise, it is always g ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is safe to continue your normal activities in pregnancy. In the second and third trimesters a couple of body changes may make it difficult to cont ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The reaction appears local and should have no effect upon a pregnancy.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Dont: Wait until after you deliver.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caren Reaves
23 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: While it is generally not recommended to start a new, rigorous exercise regimen during pregnancy, jogging is a safe choice provided you've been joggin ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: One of the safest exercises, make sure the water is not too warm.
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: In a commercial aircraft there is no contraindication to flying.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: If your doctor has not specifically told you not to......You can drive while pregnant. Wear a seatbelt always.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jaime Lopez
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: We generally encourage patients, with no contraindications, to exercise five days per week, 20-30 minutes a day. We usually avoid high impact-type of ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
25 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Yes it is safe to dance. It is best, though, to be careful because the physical changes that your body undergoes during pregnancy may affect your bala ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Accupuncture has millions of followers, and there are lots of studies showing the usefulness of accupuncture in pregnancy. The most common uses for p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erin Alward
16 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Undergoing a single diagnostic imaging study does not have enough radiation exposure to threaten the well being of a developing baby. Multiple studies ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: No illnesses associated with dogs to specifically affect unborn or pregnancy.
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Use usual precautions to stay safe. For the sake of your your baby's heath, you should be under the care of a doctor who can provide a more customized ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Generally an vaccine with a dead virus or only a component of the virus is ok. Vaccines with live viruses are usually not given to pregnant women.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: It depends on how good you are. If you have no real risk of falling and hurting yourself then i suppose you could do it until about 5 months. After ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Levy
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Early (<12wks), the baby is well protected by the pelvic bones should you take a fall while skiing. Later, when the uterus grows above the pelvis, a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes : It is safe to bathe in whatever way you enjoying cleaning your body.

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