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Doctor insights on: Exercising During Pregnancy

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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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Can you lose weight during pregnancy without exercising and not know your pregnant?

Can you lose weight during pregnancy without exercising and not know your pregnant?

In early pregnancy: It is not unusual to lose weight in the first 3 months of pregnancy due to eating less if you have morning sickness, and obviously many women don't know they are pregnant until they miss a period and take a pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are cheap, accurate and widely available so time to stop wondering and take a test! ...Read more

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Im pregnant how fast can I walk on a treadmill? Am i allowed to get hot a sweaty during my workout can I carry on exercising thoughout my pregnancy?

Im pregnant how fast can I walk on a treadmill? Am i allowed to get hot a sweaty during my workout can I carry on exercising thoughout my pregnancy?

Go for it: As long as your obstetrician has no concerns, you can exercise at the same levels as you did prior to your pregnancy, especially in the first two trimesters. As long as you have no underlying medical issues, it is healthly for you to keep your fitness level up thru your pregnancy. Just make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional needs. Take your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Is it okay to jump during a workout class during pregnancy?

Is it okay to jump during a workout class during pregnancy?

Depends: So this answer depends on trimester and how your pregnancy is going. Many people can safely do high impact aerobics into second trimester than move to low impact. Joints get looser during pregnancy so proper technique is important. Check with your doctor to make sure you do not have risks that preclude jumping. ...Read more

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Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Always ask OB expert: Many women with low-risk pregnancies successfully work out during pregnancy. But all should discuss this with their OB doctors at the first visit. Conditions change throughout pregnancy. Therefore, women should ask the OB at visits what is ok. Women with risk of pregnancy complications, history of preterm birth, etc. Should consult with OB and maternal-fetal medicine about what activity is safe. ...Read more

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Does squats provide sufficient workout during last trimester of pregnancy? If yes then how many squats should I do?

Does squats provide sufficient workout during last trimester of pregnancy? If yes then how many squats should I do?

Not recommended: Squats are not the best exercise during last trimester of pregnancy. I would be concerned about the risk for ligament injury and falls. Walking and swimming would be safer. Check with your OB first. ...Read more

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When am I too late in pregnancy to start exercising?

When am I too late in pregnancy to start exercising?

Never: I tell my patients there is only one day of their lives they shouldn't exercise, and that's the day of their funeral, which is hopefully a long, long time away. Just respect your body and its limits. Begin lightly, do it daily, and back off if it hurts. ...Read more

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What precautions should I take exercising before and after pregnancy?

What precautions should I take exercising before and after pregnancy?

Exercise: It is best not to begin a new strenuous exercise program during pregnancy. If you exercise regularly, continue with your normal routine. If you want to begin a program, walking is probably your best option. ...Read more

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