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Doctor insights on: Balancing Yoga Poses During Pregnancy

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Why when close to or during my period, i have pregnancy like symptoms? off balance hormones? should i be concerned? (absolutely NOT prego)

Why when close to or during my period, i have pregnancy like symptoms?  off balance hormones? should i be concerned? (absolutely NOT prego)

Possibly PMS: It sounds like you may have PMS or what we now call PMDD. An Obgyn can evaluate this for you. There are several medications including birth control options that can help with this ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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What is the appropriate balance between rest and exercise for a healthy pregnancy?

What is the appropriate balance between rest and exercise for a healthy pregnancy?

Moderation: I know some women that continue to run in their third trimester. It is not bad to continue a moderate regimen of walking and light exercise throughout pregnancy. Your obgyn should have plenty of experience in this matter. ...Read more

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Are there any natural ways to 'balance my hormones'? (more specifically, the hormones responsible for increasing chances of a successful pregnancy)

Are there any natural ways to 'balance my hormones'? (more specifically, the hormones responsible for increasing chances of a successful pregnancy)

I don't know: That your hormones are unbalanced. Which of the thousands of hormones in your body are you referring to and why do you think they're unbalanced? Your doctor can check this out for you if necessary. There are no "natural" ways to balance hormones except staying healthy and not gaining excess weight. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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How do women handle back pain during pregnancy? Does doing yoga help?

How do women handle back pain during pregnancy? Does doing yoga help?

Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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Is Omega-3 with 300mg EPA and 200mg DHA good for pregnancy? Would that much EPA tip over the balance of EPA/DHA that's needed? Is algae DHA superior?

Is Omega-3 with 300mg EPA and 200mg DHA good for pregnancy? Would that much EPA tip over the balance of EPA/DHA that's needed? Is algae DHA superior?

Chemically the same: Omega-3 acids from any source are chemically the same. It doesn't matter whether they came from hand raised salmon, arctic krill or algae. The exact proportions of EPA/DHA are not established either. Omega-3 acids are good regardless of pregnancy. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Would pelvic exercises benefit ataxic gait before pregnancy, esp for 3rd trimester? Scared of falling or losing balance due to huge belly.

Would pelvic exercises benefit ataxic gait before pregnancy, esp for 3rd trimester? Scared of falling or losing balance due to huge belly.

It should: Help. Ask some tips from pregnant gymnasts (bad joke!) god bless u! http://www.M.Webmd.Boots.Com/a-to-z-guides/dizziness-symptoms-diagnosis-treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more