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What are the benefits of swimming in pregnancy?

What are the benefits of swimming in pregnancy?

Healthy exercise: Though some may want to become a couch potato during pregnancy, mild to moderate exercise has benefits. Mom can go through the process & recover faster. Swimming is a good exercise with limited pressure on your joints, which is helpful in later months. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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What are the benefits of yoga in pregnancy?

What are the benefits of yoga in pregnancy?

Pain relief: Yoga helps to strengthen your core muscles which are often stressed during pregnancy. Yoga also helps by relieving a lot of tension and muscle aches. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of exercise while pregnant?

What are the benefits of exercise while pregnant?

Lots!: It helps mood, energy level & sleep. It also helps constipation, bloating, swelling, & back pain. Walking & swimming are good. Avoid activities where you could easily fall/hurt your belly, like hockey, soccer, basketball, horseback riding, downhill skiing, & gymnastics. Tell OB if short of breath, vaginal bleeding or fluid, dizzy, weak, chest pain, swollen leg, contractions, or baby moving less. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of jogging?

What are the benefits of jogging?

Nimerous: Cardio fitness, weight loss and tones muscles. Some people also feel it is a stress reducer. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of home births?

What are the benefits of home births?

No benefits: Only potential problems, almost everyone from schenectady who is asking ?S on this web site seems like they are doing home birth, too many things can go wrong with the labor, delivery or afterwards, and I have seen almost all of them during my career as I have seen many disasters from home birth when i used to take obgyn er call, no one can predict the future, do not take a chance! ...Read more

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When are the risks of jogging going to outweigh the benefits in pregnancy?

When are the risks of jogging going to outweigh the benefits in pregnancy?

In most cases.: Pregnancy causes poor balance and any trauma can lead to complications; as such i would recommend swimming, stationary bike and treadmill mild-moderate exercise only during pregnancy! ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of jogging everyday in the morning?

See details: The benefits are cardiac health and general fitness. The downside is a lot of repetitive trauma to the knees. ...Read more

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What are the effects of retinol in pregnancy?

What are the effects of retinol in pregnancy?

Toxicity to infant: Retinol is a a vitamin a derivative is great for your skin but can theoretically be damaging to your developing infant. Better to wait to use creams that contain retinoids until after delivery (safe with breast feeding). ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a water birth?

What are the benefits of a water birth?

Water birth: Water birth may be used during stage 1 of labor (contractions start up to cervix fully dilated). It has shown to decrease pain, keeps pt from needing anesthesia and speeds up labor. Studies have shown that water birth does not improve medical outcome for mom or child ...Read more

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What are the benefits of water birth?

What are the benefits of water birth?

Comfort vs risk: Water births are touted for those foregoing pain medicine, especially epidurals. They provide weightlessness, and can help patients manage labor pain better. However, if one chooses to have a water delivery, there can be problems including increased risk of infection, problems with managing the perineum or the head during the delivery, and aspiration, with severe consequences for the baby. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a water birth??

What are the benefits of a water birth??

Possible benefits: may include helping the mother relax and roll side to side which may ease the discomfort and decrease the need for anesthesia during the first stage of labor, that is, until the cervix is dilated. There are no proven benefits and possible significant complications of water birth during second stage of labor and actual delivery. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pheylketonuria in pregnancy?

What are the effects of pheylketonuria in pregnancy?

Depends: Women with pku can have healthy children as long as they are aware of and maintain strict adherence to their low phenylalanine diet throughout their pregnancy. It is well known that women with poorly controlled pku during a pregnancy put their baby at risk for development problems, heart problems and other structural problems. You really have to talk to your doctor before you get pregnant. ...Read more

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What are the risks of swimming after sugaring?

What are the risks of swimming after sugaring?

Minimal: You'll be more comfortable if you avoid anything that might irritate your skin for a day or two after this method of hair removal. If you can't resist jumping into the pool with your new smooth body, i wouldn't fault you. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lupus in pregnancy?

What are the effects of lupus in pregnancy?

See below: Patients with lupus can have healthy pregnancies. However; they can be complicated by preeclampsia, antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, low birth weight, intratuterine growth restriction, miscarriage, and premature labor and also gestational diabetes (usually due to meds). The best outcomes occur when the mother's lupus has been clinically inactive for 6 months prior to conception. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the benefits of jogging?

Doctors, what are the benefits of jogging?

Cardio: Lower body strength endurance increased lung capacity aerobic activity weight loss bad: impact injury to the foot, ankle knees and back if done to long and to frequently moderation's best ...Read more

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What are the spiritual benefits of walking in nature?

What are the spiritual benefits of walking in nature?

Plenty: Besides the positive physical and stress-relieving benefits of exercise and fresh air, walking in nature allows us to connect with something much larger than ourselves. On our little treks we can open to the entire web of life, realizing that we are part of it, and can impact it. We can quiet ourselves, which allows us space to perceive with compassion -- rather than react automatically. ...Read more

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What are the effects of bulimia in pregnancy?

What are the effects of bulimia in pregnancy?

Not good: Bulimia and pregnancy are a very bad combination. You amplify the risks to yourself due to changes in your body from the pregnancy. In addition, you risk damage to your developing fetus. You could actually die if you don't stop practicing the bulimic behaviors. Your fetus could die and you could have a miscarriage. Your fetus could suffer from lots of problems later on in life. Please seek help. ...Read more

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What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

What are the effects of preeclampsia in pregnancy?

Danger: Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy. It consists of retained fluids, high blood pressure and the kidneys not being able to control protein loss. Delivery is the cure. Medications can be used to stabilize the event and to gain a little lung maturation time. The greatest complication is a seizure and transient liver damage. ...Read more

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What are the risks of participating in an ultrathon?

What are the risks of participating in an ultrathon?

Dehydration: Extreme endurance events present huge challenges, and appropriately planning eating and drinking throughout the event as well as thorough training can prevent dehydration and other complications. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of water births?

What are the advantages of water births?

See below: The theory is that the transition is more gradual by being born into warm water. It is controversial. ...Read more