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Is it safe to do squats while pregnant

A 42-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
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Sure: You may do this type of exercise during pregnancy. There are lots of exercise programs online for pregnant women. You can research them and find one y... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe : If you have no other complications putting you at risk for preterm labor, this should be fine, but discuss your pregnancy with doctor.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
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
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes and no: keeps the muscles around the area strong which reduces pain and increase function, but use low weight.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
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
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
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
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not harmful: If it isn't painful and you are not in active labor, it should be fine for you.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No problem: That's normal to do and not a problem, in a healthy woman with a normal pregnancy. Pregnancies are not that fragile, as babies have been successfully ... Read More

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