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Lifting Heavy Objects (Definition)

Generally, women who are pregnant may continue to work during their pregnancy. Some women are able to work right up until they are ready to deliver, while others may need to cut back on their work schedule or stop completely before their due date. Whether you can work during your pregnancy or not depends on your health, the health of the baby, and the type of job that you have. Here are some factors to consider: * Heavy lifting: If your job requires heavy lifting, standing, or walking, your doctor may recommend that you work fewer hours a day. This is especially true as you get closer ...Read more


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Should I avoid heavy lifting after eye surgery?

Should I avoid heavy lifting after eye surgery?

Depends on surgery: For vision correction surgery, such as lasik, there is no restriction on lifting. Also, following modern micro-incision cataract surgery most patients can lift and bend right away. Heavy lifting - as in significant weight lifting - should probably wait a month or so until off of all eyedrops. ...Read more

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Should I avoid lifting and carrying my toddlers while I am pregnant?

Should I avoid lifting and carrying my toddlers while I am pregnant?

No: Lifting toddlers can be tricky during pregnancy, but it should not be too much of a problem. Remember to lift correctly with the legs not the back, and be careful to maintain good balance and posture. ...Read more

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Im 3 weeks pregnant, i'm moving in a week should I avoid carrying heavy objects?

Im 3 weeks pregnant, i'm moving in a week should I avoid carrying heavy objects?

No difference: Women who are 3 weeks pregnant can live their lives the same way as if they were not pregnant. Most women actually do that, because they don't even know they are becoming pregnant (they are implanting around that time). ...Read more

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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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Is it ok to do heavy lifting while pregnant?

Heavy lifting.: Heavy lifting is generally not allowed while pregnant. ...Read more

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What exercises should I avoid while pregnant?

Heavy weightlifting: In general, exercise in pregnancy is not only safe, but offers health benefits. We suggest avoiding oxygen-depriving exercises like heavy weightlifting or marathon running. Two great rules of thumb while working out: keep your pulse rate under 140 or maintain the ability to converse with your exercise partner! ...Read more

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When can I lift heavy objects after breast reduction? How long do I have to refrain from lifting heavy objects after breast reduction? .

When can I lift heavy objects after breast reduction? How long do I have to refrain from lifting heavy objects after breast reduction?

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I : I typically instruct my patients who have had breast reduction to avoid heavy lifting greater than 15 lbs for a period of 4-6 weeks after surgery. I think this helps protect your healing wounds during the early stages of healing, when you are experiencing post-operative swelling and the strain on the incisions is the greatest. I also instruct you to avoid strenuous, aerobic activity for around 4 weeks in order to help reduce swelling and bruising. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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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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Should I avoid cats while pregnant?

Cats : Cats get toxoplasmosis by eating raw meat. If you have cats 100% indoors it would be unlikely that you would be exposed. The only way you can be exposed is by contact/ingestion of spores in an affected cat's feces. So to avoid it, get someone else to change the litter box. If that is not feasible, use gloves when changing litter and be sure to wash your hands. You can't get from petting a cat. ...Read more

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Which physical activities should I avoid while pregnant?

Which physical activities should I avoid while pregnant?

Avoid straining: If you've exercised before becoming pregnant, you can generally continue. You should avoid activities which cause you to strain, bear down hard or cause you to become short of breath. Remember to drink plenty of fluids and wear supportive shoes. Also, remember that as your pregnancy progresses, you become 'top heavy' and your joints loosen up increasing fall and sprain risk. ...Read more

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Can heavy lifting prevent you from becoming pregnant?

Can heavy lifting prevent you from becoming pregnant?

Unlikey: Exercise and heavy lifting are not known to prevent pregnancy. If you are trying to get pregnant but are unable, see your doctor. If you don't want to get pregnant, you should probably discuss contraception with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long after a ceserean section should I avoid heavy lifting?

How long after a ceserean section should I avoid heavy lifting?

2 weeks: I generally recommend no lifting (except, of course, your baby) for two weeks, then no more than 5 pounds, which is about like a gallon of milk, until you follow up with your OB at 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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After abortion when can I start doing abdominal workouts and heavy weights ?

After abortion when can I start doing abdominal workouts and heavy weights ?

Work out: Wait 10 days to heal, then start light and progress slowly - take 4 weeks to really exert yourself. ...Read more

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Could I do heavy exercise while taking flucloxacillin?

Could I do heavy exercise while taking flucloxacillin?

Not so much: The antibiotic - unlike quinolones which you want to avoid heavy resistance training related to tendon issues. But depending on why you are taking this antibiotic, that may be the reason to avoid heavy exercise. Unfortunately, you didn't mention why you are taking this antibiotic. ...Read more

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What foods should I avoid while pregnant?

What foods should I avoid while pregnant?

Big fish, spicey foo: In general, there is little you have to avoid with following exceptions: big fish like shark, tuna, swordfish that tend to collect more mercury - once a month at most; spicey foods - if you haven't already experienced it, heartburn is almost a staple of pregnancy and spicey foods only make this worse; caffeine (no more than 250mg/day); and alcohol. ...Read more

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I may be 3 weeks pregnant and I lifted heavy leg weights without knowing, will this affect my pregnancy?

I may be 3 weeks pregnant and I lifted heavy leg weights without knowing, will this affect my pregnancy?

No: Continuing to exercise during pregnancy is healthy. You may want to talk to your OB about specifics on lifting weights as the pregnancy progresses,but at this episode should not cause harm. ...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