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Doctor insights on: Are There Safe Ways To Exercise My Abdominal Muscles In Pregnancy

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Are there safe ways to exercise my abdominal muscles in pregnancy?

Are there safe ways to exercise my abdominal muscles in pregnancy?

Yes: Rather than doing sit ups or crunches, you go do isometric exercises which won't impinge on the baby or hurt your back. The american college of ob/gyn has a webpage: http://www.Acog.Org/publications/patient_education/bp119.Cfm as does webmd: http://www.Webmd.Com/baby/guide/exercise-during-pregnancy which both outline safe exercises in pregnancy, as well as times when exercise should be avoided. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Which muscle group opposes the abdominal muscles?

Which muscle group opposes the abdominal muscles?

Back muscles: Back muscles support spine from behind, abdominals support the body from the front. ...Read more

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If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?

Acquired, congenital: hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor first to determine if a hernia is really present and not just weakness of the muscle. A muscle weakness can be strengthened by exercise. A hernia can be fixed by surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have separated abdominal muscles? I had back to back pregnancies.

How do I know if I have separated abdominal muscles? I had back to back pregnancies.

Here's some info: umbilical hernias http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/abdominal-wall-hernias http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/189563-overview

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Can a mini tummy tuck help me have smoother stomach, tighter skin? I have loose skin and separated abdominal muscles from two pregnancies. I am really embarrassed by the way they look. Can a mini tummy tuck help me get a smoother stomach back?

Maybe? : Generally, the mini tummy tuck is anĀ  operation thatĀ  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated. It involves a shorter incision but does not address the majority of the abdominal wall issues present for most patients who present consultation, after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for more precise advice. ...Read more

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I been exercise abs for 2 days and my muscles abdomen painful it is normal?

Yes: Yes, thus the expression "no pain, no gain". Lactic acid us commonly produced in anaerobic conditioning and can cause muscles to burn after a workout. As your muscles become more conditioned, they operate more efficiently and this will then usually occur less. ...Read more

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Feeling lile I have a pulled muscle in my lower abdomen during pregnancy? Concern?

Feeling lile I have a pulled muscle in my lower abdomen during pregnancy? Concern?

Muscular spasm: Pains are commonplace in pregnant bellies. However, persistent pain that's elicited by palpation may be caused by muscle spasms. This pain is aggravated by movement, standing and weight bearing. Maternity girdles may help with support and give your abdominal muscles a break. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a 7lb tumor removed from my abdomen and the doc did muscle repair with permanent stitches will this cause problems with future pregnancy?

I had a 7lb tumor removed from my abdomen and the doc did muscle repair with permanent stitches will this cause problems with future pregnancy?

No.: A muscle cut for surgery and then repaired is not going to be as strong as one never operated upon. So, with pregnancy the area of the incision could stretch and result in a hernia, but this would not cause any pregnancy issues or affect a baby in any way. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more