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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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Pregnancy (Definition)

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 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 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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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 vinyasa yoga while pregnant?

Is it safe to do vinyasa yoga while pregnant?

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 more

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Is it safe to do Bikram yoga while pregnant?

Is it safe to do Bikram yoga while pregnant?

Yes, but...: As far as i can tell, bikram yoga is safe while pregnant. It is wise to avoid getting overheated during pregnancy so avoid hot tubs & saunas, but the amount of heat in bikram is not dangerous. But certain yoga postures should be avoided in pregnancy, while others are especially good. Make sure your instructor knows you are pregnant. See http://www.Bikramyoga.Com/rajashree/rajashree_preg_yoga.Php. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise while pregnant?

Is it safe to exercise while pregnant?

Yes: We generally encourage patients, with no contraindications, to exercise five days per week, 20-30 minutes a day. We usually avoid high impact-type of exercise. Walking, swimming, low-impact aerobics, exercise bike are all good types of exercise. Remember, calories in. And calories out (exercise), will help with proper weight gain in pregnancy. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get acupuncture while pregnant?

Is it safe to get acupuncture while pregnant?

Yes: I perform acupuncture on my pregnant patients all the time. Make sure you are seeing a practitioner that is experienced in acupuncture though. There are points on the human body that can initiate labor and miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to dance while pregnant?

Is it safe to dance while pregnant?

Yes: So you want to dance? No problem, dance all you like. Wear good support shoes to protect your feet and back. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do botox while pregnant?

Is it safe to do botox while pregnant?

Please Don't: Although it has not been studied specifically in humans, it is not recommended to get Botox treatments while pregnant or breast feeding. The little one comes first! hope you have a great pregnancy! ...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 safe to exercise while pregnancy?

Is it safe to exercise while pregnancy?

Yes: All women should try to be active during pregnancy. If not previously active, then moderate activity such as walking or swimming 30 minutes a day is recommended. If a pregnant woman is already active, then she should maintain that level of activity during pregnancy. There is no heart rate limit for these women, but if they make any changes they should do so slowly. ...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 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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Is it safe to go skating while pregnant?

Is it safe to go skating while pregnant?

Yes: Use common sense when pregnant and as long as you know how to skate, you should be fine. Avoid falling and have fun. ...Read more

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Is it safe to swim while pregnant?

If no problems: Swimming is great exercise while you are pregnant easy on the joints, just watch the sun exposure, if no problems u can swim all the way until your due date. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga while having a migraine?

Is it safe to do yoga while having a migraine?

I don't think so: The sensitivity to light and sound are common and both of these criteria must be present if used for the diagnosis of migraine. Another important characteristic of migraine is that routine physical activity, or even head movement, often aggravates the headache. Migraine sufferers often withdraw to a quiet, darkened room and attempt to sleep. Rec.: see a headache specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do sit-ups during pregnancy?

Is it safe to do sit-ups during pregnancy?

Yes: From 16 weeks of pregnancy onward, it is best not to do any exercise that requires you to be flat on your back. ...Read more

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