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is it safe to do squats while pregnant

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A 44-year-old male asked:
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How Pregnant?: Yes you can but may be a bit difficult later in pregnancy and careful of urine leakage. Good luck
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Maybe : If you have no other complications putting you at risk for preterm labor, this should be fine, but discuss your pregnancy with doctor.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Light weight : High reps. Do not do heavy lifting no intense straining. But working out good during pregnancy
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Squating is ok but: Squating is not only ok but it is considered safe for women at any stage of pregnancy but as you may know every pregnancy carries certain risks, so ch ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
With caution: Exercise during pregnancy is generally good, and women who are fit have better, healthier pregnancies and easier labor, usually. That said excessive w ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
31 years experience in Neurology
Yes and no: keeps the muscles around the area strong which reduces pain and increase function, but use low weight.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Knee pain: Depends. Is this a sudden problem or have you had it a long time? Do you run or exercise with jumping or do you have an occupation that is hard on y ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Could be spinal.: This could be something purely muscular, or it could be spinal, related to arthritis or malalignment within the spinal column. You may want to at leas ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Katy has a point: From a gynecologists perspective I can say that regarding pelvic floor anatomy and function we do have a few questions left to answer. In the meantime ... Read More

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