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How much weight can I lift when I am pregnant?

How much weight can I lift when I am pregnant?

Varies: Your body should tell you what is too much and what is ok. If you have a normal pregnancy. If your pregnancy is high risk your recomandations will vary depending on the problem. Best way is to talk with your ob/gyn to get accurate information. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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I am 27wks pregnant. How much weight can I safely lift? I work in a warehouse so lifting is an everyday thing.

I am 27wks pregnant. How much weight can I safely lift? I work in a warehouse so lifting is an everyday thing.

Weight lifting: Weight lifting is a form of physical activity. It is not related to preganancy loss or premature delivery. A rule of thumb is that if you can lift that much weight prior to pregnancy, you can lift that much weight during pregnancy. ...Read more

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How to safely lift weights during pregnancy for toning and exercise?

How to safely lift weights during pregnancy for toning and exercise?

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

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Is it safe to lift weights during pregnancy if I had stopped during the first trimester?

Is it safe to lift weights during pregnancy if I had stopped during the first trimester?

Probably if light: If you are not lifting really heavy weights, Excersising with light weights to help muscle tone are probably OK. Don't use such heavy weights that you are inclined to hold your breath. YOu should continually breath in and breath out with your movements. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No restrictions: At this stage of pregnancy, the fetus and uterus are sufficiently small that there is no risk from physical activity. You can lift as much as your normal muscle strength and bone structure will allow whether pregnant or not. ...Read more

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Can lifting moderate weight objects cause miscarriage? I'm petite, what's the max i can safely lift? Am just 4 weeks pregnant today.

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 more

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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!!

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

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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?

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 more

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