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A 28-year-old member asked:

Can i exercise in pregnancy?

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Dr. Amie Napier
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes.: Absolutely yes! you can do whatever exercise you were oing priro to preganncy. You just don't want to escalate your activity or start something new. You should maintain your heartrate at 80% of your maximum. To calculate your max heartrate take 220 -age ; this number x .8 should be 80% of your maximum. Of course activities with potential abdominal trauma should be avoided- kickboxing, water skiing.
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Discuss...: This with your ob. They will be able to guide you through your pregnancy and give you specifics on do's and don'ts. Best of luck!

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I exercise safely during pregnancy?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Do...: The same things you would normally do during your exercise program. Cardio, resistance, jogging, walking, etc. However avoid risky activities where falling is a risk. You will need more water (carrying extra weight), so stay hydrated. Also the added weight will incrementally lower your efforts, compared to non-pregnant. And drink fluid and avoid hyperthermia. Always stretch.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to exercise while pregnancy?

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Dr. Lesley Meister
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: All women should try to be active during pregnancy. If not previously active, then moderate activity such as walking or swimming 30 minutes a day is recommended. If a pregnant woman is already active, then she should maintain that level of activity during pregnancy. There is no heart rate limit for these women, but if they make any changes they should do so slowly.

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