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Is it okay to jump during a workout class during pregnancy?

Is it okay to jump during a workout class during pregnancy?

Depends: So this answer depends on trimester and how your pregnancy is going. Many people can safely do high impact aerobics into second trimester than move to low impact. Joints get looser during pregnancy so proper technique is important. Check with your doctor to make sure you do not have risks that preclude jumping. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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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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Managing Gestational Diabetes (Checklist)

Attend a diabetic counseling and nutrition class
Once
Ask about fetal monitoring and biophysical profiles
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Why is amoxicillin classed as pregnancy category (a) in australia and category (b) in america? Is amoxicillin made with different ingredients in au?

Why is amoxicillin classed as pregnancy category (a) in australia and category (b) in america?  Is amoxicillin made with different ingredients in au?

Amoxicillin: Do not know the reason for the difference in classifications between the two countries, but both have outstanding health care systems. There is no evidence to suggest that Amoxicillin will harm a fetus when given to a pregnant woman, but double blind comparative trials have not been done. There are no reports in case studies to suggest any danger. ...Read more

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I'm using dicyclomine and lansoprazole, which both categoried in b class in pregnancy. Do I have to stop using them if i'm trying to concieve?

I'm using dicyclomine and lansoprazole, which both categoried in b class in pregnancy. Do I have to stop using them if i'm trying to concieve?

No: Category b meds include those where no known problems with fetal development are seen in animal studies or existing human studies.They are considered safe for your situation. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
Daily
Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
Once
Be aware of medication that could interfere with birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent STDs
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Could i still attend zumba classes in early pregnancy?

Could i still attend zumba classes in early pregnancy?

Yes, but: Yes excercise is not contra indicated in pregnancy. The level of excercise should be modified. Talk to your OB about your specific risks and what level excercise you should participate in. Conditions like placenta previa, recurrent pregnancy loss, cervical incompetence and others may prevent you from do excercize. Fyi i assume zumba is an excercise regimen related to dancing. ...Read more

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Havent got my periods yet, no signs of pregnancy. Been 10days recently joined group exercise class, would that be the reason. Can i continue excercise?

Havent got my periods yet, no signs of pregnancy. Been 10days recently joined group exercise class, would that be the reason. Can i continue excercise?

No other symptoms?: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all scheduled appointment with your ob/Gyn
once
Contact your doctor for unusual symptoms
once
Monitor the baby's kick counts in 3rd trimester
once
Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your OB
once