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Can Yoga B A Good Workout For Pregnant Women
Yes, but...: Yoga can be a great workout for pregnant women. It can prepare you for childbirth by strengthening your muscles, stretching, breathing, and concentration, as well as keep you healthier during pregnancy. However, there are some kinds of yoga (hot yoga, for example) and yoga poses you should avoid. Some women also have high risk pregnancies and should not do yoga. Talk to your OB first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Walking, bike, swim: In general, I’d recommend an aerobic activity such as walking, cycling, or swimming. You can self adjust the intensity and stop when fatigued. You also should do some light weights for arms and legs which help regarding osteoporosis. Also, some gentle stretching is helpful especially after doing some aerobic exercises to prevent the muscles from tightening up. ...Read more
Not much: Working your abs is very hard to do in pregnancy after about 25 weeks. I think it is more important to engage in regular exercise, eat well, low glycemic. Don't gain too much weight to quickly but slow steady gain is healthier the exercise restrictions have been lifted for pregnant women. It is what you feel comfortable doing and what you are used to! ...Read more
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