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is it safe to do weight-lifting while pregnant?

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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: Weight lifting is generally fine in pregnancy. I would recommend decreasing the overall weight and increasing your repetitions to avoid strain.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Sure: Of course within reason. Just don't valsalva ( close your mouth , hold your breathe ) which can cause increased pressure

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What are "automation" and "adjustment" as keys to weight loss?

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Routine change: Automation refers to making things "automatic" in your weight loss routine. This would include "go to" meals that you have established to be within your caloric intake value. It also includes things like scheduling of exercise so that it becomes routine. Adjustment is the process of accepting change. The more routine (automatic) you make exercise and meals the better the chances of success.
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A 45-year-old female asked:

I have no choice but to move to a new condo at 34w pregnant. I have to pack and unpack all my own boxes. What is a safe lifting weight not to exceed?

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Dr. Timothy Raichle
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
20-25 pounds: This has actually been studied and the range at that point in pregnancy is about 25 pounds. This will vary based on your history and complications that might develop during the pregnancy between now at 22 weeks and by 34 weeks. If at all possible, get some help or consider hiring some cheap movers, like two-men-and-a-truck, for example.

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