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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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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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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 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 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 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 safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Is it safe to do yoga in the third trimester?

Yes: Absolutely! some poses may be difficult, but do what you can. Yoga is great for maintaining strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga with broken toe?

Is it safe to do yoga with broken toe?

Depends on activity: If you are doing yoga positions that place lots of pressure or bends the area of the fracture, probably not a good idea. It also could depend on the area and severity of the broken toe. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga when you have a broken pelvis?

It depends...: Most pelvis fractures that do not require surgery involve the pubic and ischial rami, which are major structures for muscle attachment. The stretching involved in yoga may pull traction on these muscles, especially the hamstrings, and cause pain. Pelvis fractures take about 6 weeks to heal. If your fracture is olde than that, try some stretches. If they hurt, wait. ...Read more

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Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

Is it safe to do yoga during pregnancy with regular instructor?

Sure.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities, provided they are well supervised. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

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How safe is prenatal yoga class?

How safe is prenatal yoga class?

Quite.: Prenatal stretching and yoga classes should be a safe activity for most pregnant women without physical disabilities. Non-contact, low impact sports and activities such as stationary bike, treadmill, walking and swimming are ideal during pregnancy to maintain muscle tone and keep the cardiovascular system in good shape in anticipation of labor and delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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