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What Kinds Of Exercise Are Ok 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Check with your doc.: Double check with your doctor. He or she usually would not prescribe something that is not safe, while knowing that you are pregnant. Best wishes. ...Read more
Exercise: Good for overall health. Gets the blood pumping which help to heal, repair and grow the body! ...Read more
Eat Your Usual Diet!: You can pretty much eat whatever you ate during pregnancy. What's really important is to get adequate amounts of dairy products and fluids so you can make enough milk. If you don't like dairy take extra calcium and if your vitamin d levels are low, take a good vitamin d supplement. As always take adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables and it is good to take a probiotic like acidophillus as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eating cornstarch: None but depends on how much a day. please send details. ...Read more
Stomach Flu: Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Many: The problem is, many cleaning supplies contain substances that are not good for you, pregnant or not. You may do well to stick with "green" cleaners, before, during, and after your pregnancy. Many of these household products are made from things like lemon juice and white vinegar, and are safe for almost anyone, regardless of pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any types of exercise that I should avoid at the gym? I have high BP avg 140/90 and am curious if what exercises help get that down or hurt
Pls what are the benefits of folic acid before pregnancy? And what are the other things I should know when preparing for pregnancy? Thanks
Avoid birth defects: The use of folic acid in a prenatal vitamin is to avoid incomplete neural tube closure (spinal bifida ) which is an avoidable birth defect. Avoidance of alcohol, smoking, opioid abuse, and extreme physical sport activities in the last trimester are also recommended. Eating a well balanced diet is essential as well, Just remember that you(& your blood stream) are the "cafeteria line" for the fetus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Could you tell me what are some common techniques for regulating your heart rate when doing aerobic exercise's?
Various: When doing aerobic exercise, many will monitor their heart rate to ensure they are in their training zone. Some common ways to regulate hr during exercise would be to consider interval training - period of few minutes of intense exercise, followed by a few minutes of rest or very low activity, then repeat. Another way would be to do long slow stretch between intervals or deep slow breathing. ...Read more
What are all the benefits of eating folic acid before pregnancy?And what are all the birth defects can be avoided during pregnancy?Pls hlp dr
Prevent birth defect: Eating Folic Acid or folate (folic acid) before/during early pregnancy dramatically prevents a group of serious birth defects called neural tube defects. It's most important in the first weeks of pregnancy ; since one often doesn't know they're pregnant until they miss their period, when they're already 2 weeks pregnant, it's crucial to have adequate folate (folic acid) before you know you're pregnant. Biotin helps too. ...Read more
Stretching in Preg-2: For those looking to maintain health while pregnant and wanting to stretch: look for a local prenatal yoga teacher. They can suggest exercises for particular issues and give feedback on form. Be careful as joint connective tissue is softer in pregnancy--look to maintain not overdo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What kind of exercise can I perform at home to relieve a little stress im 3wks and 4 days 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will exercise and reducing weight enhance the chances of becoming pregnant with Clomid (clomiphene) ? Does any kind of diet also enhances its efficiency ?
Probably not: It is not known that exercise increases chances of becoming pregnant with clomid (clomiphene). It is ok to do regular exercise while on clomid (clomiphene). 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if i gained 10 pounds during my 30 week of pregnancy. Is it ok? What kind of food shoulf i eat to lose a little bit of weight ?
A balanced diet: It is important to have a balanced diet in pregnancy. A breakdown of approx. 50-60% carbs; 20% protein; 20-30% fats is a reasonable balance. Additionally, complex carbs. Are preferred--grains, fruits, and green vegetables. Proteins from lean meats--white fish and poultry. A simple rule, avoid processed and/or canned foods. ...Read more
A positive preg test: This is the only reliable way to know if you are pregnant or not. Pain is certainly not a good predictor. ...Read more
Egg induction: The shots that are given for fertility treatments involve ovulation induction agents that are designed to produce an egg at a specific time for "harvesting" during In vitro fertilization(IVF) techniques. They are prescribed by the Fertility MD and self administered by the patients on a specific schedule. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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