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Can Lifting Heavy Things Cause Miscarriage
Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? Can it cause harm? I'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room
Not necessarily: you need to have risk factors for the placental ubruption, as high blood pressure, abnormally situated placenta, etc, if the baby is kicking well , no pain, no vaginal bleeding, you should be fine, in addition to avoiding over-exertion and having enough rest as you can afford, call your doctor for an exam / ultrasound for reassurance ...Read more
No it can't: Regular exercise is safe and encouraged during pregnancy. We have had elite athletes in our practice, one who even ran a marathon at 7 months of pregnancy. That being said, be smart, keep to your usual routine, and keep yourself well hydrated. Finally consult with your OB to make sure you don't have any high risk issues that would make running inappropriate. ...Read more
NO!: Exercise, if anything, will make your period better, but in general, exercise and the severity of your period are not correlated. Get a bunch of elite female athletes together and you will see: even though they are all at the top of their sports, in amazing physical condition, exercising huge amounts most days, some will have horrid periods, and some will be light and easy. It's genetics mostly. ...Read more
It's called Valsalva: You're probably holding your breath while lifting the weight. This causes your blood pressure to go dramatically up while your cardiac output decreases, and this is probably causing your headache. Every weight lifter knows to exhale while lifting, precisely to avoid problems like this. You can pass out or worse by doing this, so always remember to exhale when you lift something heavy. ...Read more
Not likely unless: You were to rupture a renal artery aneurysm due to heavy straining, but this would be rather unlikely. In reality, lifting, even heavy lifting, isn't particularly dangerous for your body. Realize if you utilize a lot of supplements to augment a resistance training schedule, this may place your kidneys at risk for damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define heavy?: During pregnancy, hemorrhoids can flare and cause some bleeding especially if you are getting constipating. Have your OB examine you and offer advice if the bleeding seems excessive for both your welfare and your baby's. He may be able to manage it or refer you to a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
Yes, for some: Heavy, prolonged use of any joint in the human body over time can cause wear-tear and when body cannot heal as fast as the wear-tear occurs, then one have problem/symptoms from it such as pain, stiffness, decrease range of motion, swelling etc.. So excessive use can cause degeneration of joints, some earlier than others. Good luck. ...Read more
Can Lifting heavy things while pregnant hurt the baby in third trimester ? Will it cause early labor or miscarriage/still birth?
Not really: The dark blood is old blood mixed with vaginal and cervical mucus. ...Read more
I heard that heavy menstrual periods can cause anemia. Is there anything I can do to prevent the anemia?
Yes: Anemia can be treated with iron supplementation. The key though is to fix the underlying cause. Discuss treatment options for heavy periods with your obgyn. If you still want children then birth control pills can lighten the cycle.. If you are done with pregnancies you may be a candidate for an in office endometrial ablation to lighten or stop your cycles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A # of things: Quite a few things can do it -- certain birth control methods such as Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Anovulation (absence of ovulation) with resultant breakthrough heavy bleeding is by far the most common cause of irregular heavy bleeding. Talking to primary care physician or obgyn would be necessary to determine the exact cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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