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What Kind Of Outdoor Activities Should I Avoid While Pregnant
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Teas: It is recommended that you not drink nettle leaf, fennel, sassafras, rosemary, hibiscus, ephedra, licorice root, raspberry leaf, anise or sage tea. Encourage you to limit caffeine intake -so if you drink white, red, yellow or green tea- try to make it decaffeinated. Some feel chamomile is alright & others recommend against it. ...Read more
How to get Pregnant?: I hope this question is not a joke. But, at 23 it is a bit of a unique question and makes me think you need some time to learn the basics of your body and what having periods mean and how to prevent pregnancy. To get pregnant a female has to ovulate and be fertile and to have exposure to fresh semen inside of the vagina. ...Read more
I have epilepsy and I think I'm pregnant. What kind of medication should I be switched to/medication should I avoid?
Avoid valproic acid: Many of the anti-epileptic medications have potential adverse effects on a fetus, but seizures tend to pose more of a risk than the medications. Too dangerous to continue, however, is valproic acid and its derivatives (valproate, divalproex, Depakote, Depakene, Stavzor, Depacon) A resource: The Antiepileptic Drug Pregnancy Registry (Tel:1-888-233-2334 www.massgeneral.org/aed) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Big Weights & Impact: The most beneficial exercises in pregnancy are ones that improve your stamina, cardiovascular health, and muscle tone. Yoga, pilates, brisk walking, etc are great. If you are use to more vigorous exercises then you can continue to do them while pregnant. If you are starting a program while pregnant pick a low impact form. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What exercises or activities can be performed during pregnancy for normal delivery/to avoid surgical delivery?And to stay my baby healthy and safe?
Normal exercise ok: Exercise is ok in pregnancy. If you are starting a new program start gradually and keep hydrated while exercising. Avoid repeated jumping and bouncing exercises in the third trimester. If you are very athletic prior to getting pregnant you should be able to continue most of the same activities when pregnant. Always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. ...Read more
Do you have to have sex to develop ectopic pregnancy? I just started taking birth control on march 25. On april 3rd, i kind of did sexual activities. I continued taking the pill. I got some bleeding on sunday, april 8th and have been bleeding ever since &
In : In order to become pregnant, either ectopic or intrauterine (normal location of pregnancy) sperm has to be introduced in or near the vagina. There are multiple situations where women have conceived without penetration (penis inside of vagina). Your bleeding and cramping are likely due to the hormonal changes from the pill, which should go away within 3 months of starting the pill. You can take an early pregnancy test to be sure you are not pregnant, however i think it is due to the hormonal changes. Call or see your doctor for further questions or concerns. ...Read more
Not many: I tell my patients that as long as they are not bleeding they can continue all exercises they were doing prior to pregnancy. It's important to stay hydrated throughout the workout. You obviously wouldn't want to be involved in any exercises that can cause trauma to your abdomen. ...Read more
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