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Is it safe to exercise when i'm pregnant?

Is it safe to exercise when i'm pregnant?

Yes: Yes, exercise during pregnancy improves health, well-being and outcomes of labor and delivery. Extra care for balance, avoiding weight loss are important. Check with your doctor as you start an exercise program. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Home Birth (Definition)

A home birth is the delivery of a child at home rather than in a hospital or other medical facility. Home births are associated with a somewhat higher rate of birth complications than delivery in the hospital or ...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 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 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 have dog at home while pregnant?

Is it safe to have dog at home while pregnant?

Dog at home: Surely, and also after the pregnancy. It has been shown that pets are beneficial around growing children. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oxytocin factor when you're pregnant?

Is it safe to use oxytocin factor when you're pregnant?

Doctor supervison: Oxytocin in any form should only be taken under a doctor's supervision in pregnancy. After all, oxytocing stimulates uterine contractions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have glucose control drinks while pregnant?

Is it safe to have glucose control drinks while pregnant?

What?: There is no such thing as a drink which will provide "glucose control". Are you looking at the tv ads for nutritional supplements that say they're for control of diabetes? Those are tube feeding supplement companies attempting to sell more product by convincing people to drink their supplement rather than eating properly. Eating properly is much, much better. Consult your dietitian. ...Read more

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If a pregnant women is not able to control her diabetes, will it hurt the baby?

If a pregnant women is not able to control her diabetes, will it hurt the baby?

Yup: You must work diligently to control your diabetes! Out of control diabetes causes the baby's body to create too much insulin, which also acts as a growth hormone. The baby can grow too large in the womb. This causes many potential complications with birth. Then after the baby's birth, low blood sugar becomes a problem, due to the baby secreting too much insulin. Do your best for your baby! ...Read more

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Want to go off birth control not because i'm planning a baby, is it safe to just stop?

Yes, but . . . : You could stop them anytime, but is best to stop pills at the end of a cycle. In other words, finish whatever pack you are on and just don't start a new pack. Usually you'll have some sort of a period start within a few days of stopping. Stopping at the end of a pack will avoid any change in your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to take Alli diet pills when trying to have a baby?

Is it safe to take Alli diet pills when trying to have a baby?

Yes: Alli (orlistat) is a weight-loss aid that binds fat in the intestine. It is not absorbed into the bloodstream, so it stays in the GI tract, carrying fat out with stool. Weight loss is not wise during pregnancy, so discontinue the Alli once you know you're pregnant. ...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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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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Good day! is it true that when a woman is hepa positive, she can't take contraceptive/birth control pills?

Good day! is it true that when a woman is hepa positive, she can't take contraceptive/birth control pills?

Not necessarily: Hepatitis a, also called infectious hepatitis, is an acute inflammation of the liver caused by the hepatitis a virus. In the vast majority of cases a person will recover from this with no significant long term liver damage. One would absolutely not take ocp's during the acute infection, but once recovered it is acceptable to resume taking them with close monitoring of liver function. ...Read more

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Why is it not safe to own a cat when you're pregnant?

Why is it not safe to own a cat when you're pregnant?

Toxoplasma!: Disease that can transmitted from cat-human rec: avoid changing cat litter if possible. If no one else can perform the task, wear disposable gloves and wash your hands with soap and warm water afterwards. Ensure that the cat litter box is changed daily. The toxoplasma parasite does not become infectious until 1 to 5 days after it is shed in a cat's feces. ...Read more

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How safe is it to be using birth control that will stop your period?

How safe is it to be using  birth control that will stop your period?

Generally safe: There is nothing inherently wrong with not having a monthly period due to certain forms of birth control. If you feel reassured by your menses and would like to continue menstruating each month, be sure to discuss this with your doctor so they can prescribe a type of birth control that will not stop your periods. ...Read more

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Is it safe to travel by plane when you are one month pregnant?

Is it safe to travel by plane when you are one month pregnant?

Yes: Travel in a regular commercial aircraft is safe. I trust that for the sake of your and your baby's health, you are under the care of a doctor and taking prenatal vitamins. Wish you good health and a healthy baby. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more