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How Much Weight Can I Lift When I Am Pregnant
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
I am 27wks pregnant. How much weight can I safely lift? I work in a warehouse so lifting is an everyday thing.
Get expert advice: It's best to talk to an expert like a certified personal trainer who has experience with pregnant women, sports medicine doctor, physical therapist or exercise physiologist, especially if you weren't doing resistance training before getting pregnant. General recommendation is to lift lighter weights than you were doing before pregnancy. ...Read more
Is it dangerous to lift heavier weights while pregnant if you are used to exercising with heavier weights (ie curling 40 lbs. Dead lifts with 60 lb)?
I am 9 weeks pregnant and in the process of moving. How much weight can I safely lift. U/s last week was good size fetus and hr. I am used to lifting?
Can lifting moderate weight objects cause miscarriage? I'm petite, what's the max i can safely lift? Am just 4 weeks pregnant today.
P.G. "Weightlifting": Pregnancy is not the time to compete for the "clean and snatch" weightlifting competition at gold's gym. The pregnancy is subject to any increases in intra-abdominal pressure even though it is generally well protected. If you have to hold your breath to push, pull, or lift something, then it is probably too heavy in pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No period for 2 months. 3 home pregnancy test and blood test, all came back negative. Active person. Run and lift weights 6 to 7 days a week. Help!!
Not Pregnant?: Hormonal testing is needed to evaluate why you have not had a period. Thyroid testing is at the top of my list, and checking your Estradiol, Progesterone and Testosterone levels. Checking for signs of diabetes associated with PCOS or Metabolic syndrome also top the list. There are many other problems that can cause it, with Pregnancy needing to be eliminated first and foremost. ...Read more
My high risk Dr. said I have a low lying placenta, that I should be on pelvic rest, no heavy lifting. I'm 24 weeks pregnant. How likely will the placenta not move to the top by the delivery date? What is max weight I can lift? Ok to walk 30 min/day?
I believe you're: referring to placenta previa where the placenta implants around the opening of the uterus (cervix). Generally, limit on weights is whatever you can lift using arm and shoulder muscles only. (5-10# +/-. Walking is probably safe, but check with your OB. Often the placenta migrates away from the cervix during 3rd trimester. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO LET YOUR OB KNOW IF YOU HAVE VAGINAL BLEEDING. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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