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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Really: Little information is available about the potential risks of using baclofen when pregnant. Pregnancy Category C is given to medicines that have not been studied in pregnant humans but that do appear to cause harm to the fetus in animal studies. Also, medicines that have not been studied in any pregnant women or animals are automatically given a pregnancy Category C rating. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some exercises a woman can do while she is pregnant so she doesn't gain so much weight?Is it safe to exercise 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is yoga after IVF transfer safe? What exercises are okay to do while pregnant/trying to get pregnant?
Ask: Ask your doctor, pediatrician, or call the 800# on the bottle and ask someone at the company. ...Read more
Is it safe to smoke marijuana while taking prozac (fluoxetine)? Also am i able to have a drink here and there? I just want to know what's safe and what isn't.
Is it safe to take a garlic supplement while pregnant? Due to my hypertension I am take a garlic supplement do you think this will affect my unborn child in a negative way, is it safe to take while pregnant?
There : There are no definitive studies that demonstrate safety of taking garlic supplements during pregnancy. It is not an approved medication during pregnancy and there are no studies that show it is safe. If you have questions on any medications or supplements, call your gynecologist, or call poison center which can also review the safety profiles for you. ...Read more
Yes: Go for it! exercise and stretching are great for most pregnant women. Be aware your joints will loosen up due to a hormone called realxin that prepares your pelvis for birth. Yoga also helps build much needed core strength you need now caring the pregnancy and also afterwards toting your baby around. Finally, it's such a great stress reliever nourishing a balanced mind. Enjoy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I use ciprofloxacin 500 mg now. I would like to attend aerobic dancing class. Is it ok for me to attend the class or do sport?
Should be ok: Prolonged courses of fluoroquinolones can be associated with tendinitis but we do not generally restrict activities during use. ...Read more
My ob says it is safe to consider taking "rasberry leaf tablets" to ensure a safe and easy labor.. how does that work? And when do I start? (30wks)
I don't think : there is good scientific data on its use. Be careful with herbal or plant based therapies. ...Read more
I am not sure if I am pregnant or not. Is it safe to join swiming classes? I don't know how to swim.
Yes: You can swim but you cannot go in a hot tub if you are pregnant. ...Read more
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