A 34-year-old member asked:
Is weight-lifting safe in pregnancy?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Yes, in most cases: In low risk pregnancies light weightlifting is safe. I recommend no prolonged exercise on your back. Use common sense and if it hurts do not continue. If you have a high risk pregnancy, check with your doctor first.
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Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Possibly: It is safe if done correctly and approved by your obstetrician. There are many exercises that are safe to perform right up to delivery. Check first with you doctor!
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Internal Medicine 15 years experience
It can be: If you've never lifted before review this with your OB and consider working with a certified personal training who has worked with pregnant women. If you've been resistance training consistently in the past, it's not unreasonable to continue - though you may want to take it easy on the intensity level - during your pregnancy. If you have any complication during your pregnancy, review with your OB
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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