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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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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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They offer aqua zumba at the gym. The water temp is 87 degrees. I will be 30 weeks pregnant this Thursday. Is it safe for me to do the class?

They offer aqua zumba at the gym. The water temp is 87 degrees. I will be 30 weeks pregnant this Thursday. Is it safe for me to do the class?

Sure: Nothing better than exercise in an external water environment which takes he pressure off of the fetus in the internal water environment(amniotic fluid). Pregnancy exercises such as this increase your fitness level to endure and facilitate labor by shortening it during the 2nd stage(pushing). If your bag of water ruptures, then tell your OB MD immediately and stop the exercise program. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to paint while pregnant?

Is it safe for me to paint while pregnant?

Yes: There's no definitive evidence to say 100% yes or no... But generally, if you are breathing and oxygenating well, the baby is fine. Your baby's hemoglobin holds on to oxygen better b/c of a substance called dpg. I always recommend avoiding possible toxins in the first trimester, but should be ok afterward. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to get a massage when pregnant?

Is it safe for me to get a massage when pregnant?

Yes: If a woman had no problems with massage therapy before pregnancy, and felt more relaxed after a massage, then she should be fine getting similar massage therapy during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to lift my other children while pregnant?

Is it safe for me to lift my other children while pregnant?

Yes: In an otherwise uncomplicated pregnancy, this should not be a problem. Certainly gets harder in the later stages and things like incompetant cervix might change that answer. Ask you obstetrician about any liftng restrictions specific to your situation. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Is it safe for me to eat cured or smoked foods during pregnancy?

Here's the diet.: Eat only meats, fish, and poultry and eggs that are fully cooked. Avoid unpasteurized dairy products and fruit/vegetable juices. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables under running water before eating. Avoid raw sprouts. So to answer your question.....Only if fully cooked. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to donate plasma if I'm pregnant? What are the dangers?

Is it safe for me to donate plasma if I'm pregnant? What are the dangers?

Not Advisible: To donate plasma during pregnancy. You will be asked if you are pregnant before donating. This is because anemia is very common in pregnancy and you need your increased blood volume to supply the baby with oxygen and nutrients ...Read more

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Am pregnant in 9months is it safe for me to use hydroqiunone cream for cholosma ?

Am pregnant in 9months is it safe for me to use hydroqiunone cream for cholosma ?

Yes - but why now?: Although this cream has not been studied in humans (not even in animals) during pregnancy, systemic absorption should be minimal and I do not anticipate any effect on your fetus (good, bad, or other). On the other hand, why take it now? Wait until postpartum to treat pregnancy mask (chloasma), as it is likely to spontaneously resolve to a great extent and therapy may be more effective. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to dye my hair while pregnant?

Is it safe for me to dye my hair while pregnant?

Yes: It is generally recommended to wiat until after the firat trimester to use these products. After that check with your doctor, but it is generally okay. ...Read more