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Is it ok to exercise when pregnant? If so what type of exercises should I do?

Is it ok to exercise when pregnant? If so what type of exercises should I do?

Safe and recommended: What type of exercise you can do depends on your pre-pregnancy fitness level and how far along in your pregnancy you are. In general moderate exercise during pregnancy is recommended. You should talk with your provider. Here's a link to some general information from acog (the american college of obstetrics and gynecology): http://www.Acog.Org/~/media/for%20patients/faq119.Pdf. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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


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What kind of exercise can I perform at home to relieve a little stress im 3wks and 4 days pregnant?

Yoga: Calming, increases flexibility and strengthens your core. Any number of programs available on youtube. Congratz! ...Read more

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Whats kind of exercise safe getting pregnant?

Whats kind of exercise safe getting pregnant?

While pregnant: I wasn't sure if your question was, what kind of exercise is safe in pregnancy? Exercise is highly recommended in pregnancy, even if just daily walking. It decrease risk for hypertension, diabetes and much more. Swimming is great, walking, elliptical. Ask your question again if misunderstood or have question about specific exercises. ...Read more

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Will exercise and reducing weight enhance the chances of becoming pregnant with Clomid ? Does any kind of diet also enhances its efficiency ?

Will exercise and reducing weight enhance the chances of becoming pregnant with Clomid ? Does any kind of diet also enhances its efficiency ?

Probably not: It is not known that exercise increases chances of becoming pregnant with clomid. It is ok to do regular exercise while on clomid. It can be a problem for those who do severe exercise like athletes as they may not get period. Not aware of any particular diet but healthy eating almost always is good. ...Read more

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What type of exercise is ok when pregnant? Is power walking light weights ok or ab exercises?

What type of exercise is ok when pregnant?  Is power walking light weights ok or ab exercises?

Exercise: Exercise during pregnancy is not only ok but it is highly recommended. Unless you have some prior issue, normal exercises are all ok. As you get later in pregnancy, some exercises will become uncomfortable and will need to be avoided. ...Read more

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Almost 5 months pregnant and having a tight pulling feeling in my groin. What can I do to release the tension? What kind of exercise?

Almost 5 months pregnant and having a tight pulling feeling in my groin. What can I do to release the tension? What kind of exercise?

Stretching: stretching exercises will do the trick. you can do squatting with the help of chair on each side. you can do thigh stretching by sitting on the chair and extend you leg, then bend it toward your abdomen by lifting then pressing.station bike exercise will help some, good luck ...Read more

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What kind of spine exercise is ideal for my wife who is 2 & half month pregnant and is having lumbar stenosis. If there is a website , please tell?

What kind of spine exercise is ideal for my wife who is 2 & half month pregnant and is having lumbar stenosis. If there is a website , please tell?

See below: Spinal stenosis is pretty unusual in a women of child bearing age. It is usually a condition of older people. I would recommend a physiatrist who is a specialist in the types of problems your wife is having. Getting info from website is bound to be general advice and may not pertain to your wife's particular issues. ...Read more

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I am already heavy but I don't wanna gain to much during my pregnancy what type of exercise should I do while I aam pregnant?

I am already heavy but I don't wanna gain to much during my pregnancy what type of exercise should I do while I aam pregnant?

Great question!: By far the best exercise you can do is walking! make sure you have a comfortable pair of shoes! and take nice slow walks...Great for the circulation; and low impact. You might also try using an elliptical machine; as this is also low impact on your joints, just do it slowly and you'll get a great work-out. Yoga is another great thing to study while pregnant; very relaxing. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I'm 18 , girl.Almost everyday i'm having backpain.- not overweight and not pregnant-exercise regularly-not smoking.What type of pain, how to overcome?

I'm 18 , girl.Almost everyday i'm having backpain.- not overweight and not pregnant-exercise regularly-not smoking.What type of  pain, how to overcome?

You need to be : Seen for an evaluation as this is usually self limiting at your age especially with your lifestyle described. Based on the history and examination, further testing in terms of x-rays, mri, etc may be indicated to determine the cause and guide a course of appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Which type of exercise can a pregnant woman do to develop lean arms and legs?

Which type of exercise can a pregnant woman do to develop lean arms and legs?

Diet and exercise: I usually dont reccommend a patient to start a new exercise in pregnancy. If you were already a runner you may continue. If you already did spinning you may continue. But i don't advise starting something new. However, daily walks, eating the right healthy food and even adding in pregnancy yoga can make all the difference. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more