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Is it safe to lift heavy objects while pregnant?

Is it safe to lift heavy objects while pregnant?

No: You are not going to hurt the baby but may hurt your back. My limit is about 30 pounds because that is roughly the size of a toddler and many women are pregnant with their second child and lifting their toddler. ...Read more

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Dr. James Chapman
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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 move heavy objects while I am pregnant?

Is it safe to move heavy objects while I am pregnant?

Best to avoid: Although it may not be unsafe depending on the object and your age of pregnancy, but the safest thing is to avoid moving heavy objects so that you avoid any possible injury to yourself or the growing baby. ...Read more

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Can lifting moderate weight objects cause miscarriage? I'm petite, what's the max i can safely lift? Am just 4 weeks pregnant today.

Can lifting moderate weight objects cause miscarriage? I'm petite, what's the max i can safely lift? Am just 4 weeks pregnant today.

P.G. "Weightlifting": Pregnancy is not the time to compete for the "clean and snatch" weightlifting competition at gold's gym. The pregnancy is subject to any increases in intra-abdominal pressure even though it is generally well protected. If you have to hold your breath to push, pull, or lift something, then it is probably too heavy in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to lift weights during pregnancy if I had stopped during the first trimester?

Is it safe to lift weights during pregnancy if I had stopped during the first trimester?

Probably if light: If you are not lifting really heavy weights, Excersising with light weights to help muscle tone are probably OK. Don't use such heavy weights that you are inclined to hold your breath. YOu should continually breath in and breath out with your movements. ...Read more

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How much weight can I lift when I am pregnant?

How much weight can I lift when I am pregnant?

Varies: Your body should tell you what is too much and what is ok. If you have a normal pregnancy. If your pregnancy is high risk your recomandations will vary depending on the problem. Best way is to talk with your ob/gyn to get accurate information. ...Read more

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What is a safe way to lose my pregnancy weight?

What is a safe way to lose my pregnancy weight?

Balanced nutrition: If you eat a well balanced diet based on your pre-pregnant weight ( calorie wise) & simply breast feed, you can lose a pound every week or two.Make sure you are taking prenatal vitamins & plenty of fluids. The loss will be slow but natural. The books that say to up your calorie intake to bf are assuring that you won't lose weight. ...Read more

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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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At what week during pregnancy is it unsafe to reach for things and lift heavy items?

At what week during pregnancy is it unsafe to reach for things and lift heavy items?

Myth: Problems from reaching during pregnancy are a myth--- no problems. Lifting should be limited to 15-30 lbs according to the method of lifting and weeks of pregnancy, ...Read more