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Is it safe to do weight-lifting while pregnant?

Is it safe to do weight-lifting while pregnant?

Sure: Of course within reason. Just don't valsalva ( close your mouth , hold your breathe ) which can cause increased pressure ...Read more

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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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Is it ok to do heavy lifting while pregnant?

Heavy lifting.: Heavy lifting is generally not allowed while pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do Pilates while pregnant?

Is it safe to do Pilates while pregnant?

Yes: Pilates is traditional muscle training, especially in the abdominals or "core". The exercises that i would discourage would be high impact aerobics, hot yoga, or any exercise that would cause an elevation in body temperature. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do ballet while pregnant?

Is it safe to do ballet while pregnant?

Exercise for Preg: Exercise is very good for pregnancy. Everything in moderation is the key! no contact sports though. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga while pregnant?

Is it safe to do yoga while pregnant?

Yes: Yoga is good exercise during pregnancy especially if you have been familiar with this prior to pregnancy. Like with any other exercise, it is always good to know your limitations and be safe. Yoga involves stretching, toning, relaxation, and various breathing strategies- all of these would be especially useful in labor and postpartum. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go tobogganing while pregnant.. I imagine not. But what if you did?

Is it safe to go tobogganing while pregnant.. I imagine not. But what if you did?

Nope!: Extreme sports or any activity that can predictably increase your risk of traumatic injury are contraindicated throughout pregnancy. Tobogganing is included in the forbidden activity list. Safe exercise during pregnancy includes walking, stationary bike, swimming and yoga in specialized classes. ...Read more

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Is it alright to do exercises like skipping when trying for a baby.

Is it alright to do exercises like skipping when trying for a baby.

Jogging ; skipping: Should be fine (unless there is a specific contraindication to exercise). ...Read more

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Is it really not good to do crunches while trying to conceive?

Is it really not good to do crunches while trying to conceive?

It's fine: Doing crunches while TTC is absolutely fine, that's nonsense. If it hurts, you may want to back off. ...Read more

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Is it ok to exercise when pregnant? If so what type of exercises should I do?

Is it ok to exercise when pregnant? If so what type of exercises should I do?

Safe and recommended: What type of exercise you can do depends on your pre-pregnancy fitness level and how far along in your pregnancy you are. In general moderate exercise during pregnancy is recommended. You should talk with your provider. Here's a link to some general information from acog (the american college of obstetrics and gynecology): http://www.Acog.Org/~/media/for%20patients/faq119.Pdf. ...Read more

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Is it safe to jog while pregnant?

Is it safe to jog while pregnant?

Yes: Most pregnant women are allowed to jog in moderation if they have an uncomplicated pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to do exercise when trying to conceive?

Is it okay to do exercise when trying to conceive?

Yes: There is no restriction on regular light exercise when trying to conceive. Very strenuous competitive sports have been shown to be associated with menstrual irregularity and hence conception. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is it ok to excersize while being pregnant like use the the running machine????

I wanted to know is it ok to excersize while being pregnant like use the the running machine????

Yes, definitely: The most important thing to remember when exercising while pregnant is to stay well hydrated. We used to think that pregnant women shouldn't get their heart rates elevated, but that is no longer the case. Most important is to drink a lot of water. So much water that your urine is clear/white. And drink while you're exercising. You burn more calories and get hotter when you're exercising. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do resistance training while pregnant?

Is it safe to do resistance training while pregnant?

Yes: It is ok to do resistance training while pregnant as long as you do not "valsalva" while doing it. "valsalva"ing is when you hold your breathe while straining like you are forcing a bowel movement . It can increase pressure in the abdominal contents i.E the uterus. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do yoga whila I am pregnant?

Is it ok to do yoga whila I am pregnant?

Yes: Yes, in fact there are programs for yoga specifically for pregnant women to help with core strengthening and flexibility. ...Read more

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Is it ok to prenatals when your not pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it ok to prenatals when your not pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: You can take prenatal vitamins without any worry. If you are not vitamin deficient, they will provide little if any benefit and unused vitamins will flush out of your system within a day or so. ...Read more

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Must know before shower is it ok to drink while pregnant?

Must know before shower is it ok to drink while pregnant?

NO: There was one solitary study theat came out recently that said moderate drinking probably not harmful to unborn. Many flaws with this particular study. Many more studies over decades clearly show the dangers - everything from deformities to brain damage and signficant behavior and learning problems in moms who drank - even just a one-time binge. Don't risk it. Wait to celebrate until after birth. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I do bowling with a VP shunt because bowling balls can be heavy so is it safe to do it? I dont want to harm it im scared I will

Is it ok if I do bowling with a VP shunt because bowling balls can be heavy so is it safe to do it? I dont want to harm it im scared I will

Yes go bowling: When we manage patients we often forget the personal side.. God put us on earth to enjoy ourselves as well as others. A VP shunt is very stable with motion . Infection is our greatest concern . You will not dislodge the device ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to do gym classes while pregnant?

Is it safe for me to do gym classes while pregnant?

Yes: It is good for you to continue to exercise while pregnant. Any exercise that doesn't involve a high risk of falling or getting hit in the belly is fine. With any exercise, you need to drink water throughout. You also have to be willing to back off if you start feeling headaches, nausea or dizziness that indicate your body thinks you're overdoing it. ...Read more

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