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Is it ok to do yoga in the first trimester?

Is it ok to do yoga in the first trimester?

Yes: Definitely! yoga is a great way to stay flexible during pregnancy. In the first trimester you can do almost any pose. It is a good idea to let your teacher know you are pregnant in the second trimester so some positions can be adjusted. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


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Is it safe to do yoga in the first trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the first trimester?

Yes.: Yoga is a great way to stay flexible and active during pregnancy, especially during the morning sickness of the first trimester. ...Read more

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Is it ok to give into cravings in the first trimester? I feel so big and haven't had energy to workout.

Is it ok to give into cravings in the first trimester? I feel so big and haven't had energy to workout.

In a pickle?: If your cravings are confined to things like pickles and not very unhealthy foods-go for it. If you develop gestational diabetes, pregnancy induced hypertension discuss this with your treating OB MD first. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have pain in the first trimester?

Is it ok to have pain in the first trimester?

It depends: It depends on the type of pain. Some mild cramping is normal with the stretching of the growing uterus but any severe pain is not normal. When in doubt see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is massage ok in the first trimester? There seems to be a lot of different opinions about this

Is massage ok in the first trimester? There seems to be a lot of different opinions about this

Yes: Simply - yes. There are no contraindications. You are going to be concerned with issues regarding whether modalities penetrate the pelvis and influence the developing fetus. Or whether somethic can make some systemic change (like a drug does, or perhaps the way a hormone influences change). Massage is topical, like an ice pack or a heating pad. ...Read more

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Is black tea ok for the first trimester?

Is black tea ok for the first trimester?

Caffeine- pregnancy: Best to limit caffeine intake during pregnancy. White, red, yellow or green tea-may be a healthier choice than black - but consider making them decaffeinated. Even when not pregnant - best to limit these teas to 5 or less cups per day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat sushi in the first trimester?

Is it ok to eat sushi in the first trimester?

Sushi & pregnanc: Sushi should be avoided during pregnancy for two reasons. (1) risk of bacterial infection complicating the pregnancy. (2) risk of exposure to mercury complicating the pregnancy. Certainly not worth the risk during pregnancy. Cooked sushi or vegetable-only sushi should be fine, but then we'd worry about the person making the sushi having washed his hands after handling raw fish. ...Read more

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How accurate are first trimester ultrasoubds?

How accurate are first trimester ultrasoubds?

Very accurate: Ultrasounds tend to get more inaccurate as your pregnancy progresses. First trimester ultrasounds are more accurate than second trimester ultrasounds, which are in turn more accurate than third trimester ultrasounds. First trimester ultrasounds can reliably predict gestational age within 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Which tests should I have in the first trimester?

Which tests should I have in the first trimester?

Basic testings: Basic tests include a cbc, type and screen, urine test, hemoglobin electrophoresis, cystic fibrosis screen, pap smear (if over the age of 21), gonorrhea/chlamydia testing/ HIV testing; RPR (syphillis testing). ...Read more

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