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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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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 some good exercises to do during each trimester of pregnancy?

What are some good exercises to do during each trimester of pregnancy?

Talk 2 ur doctor 1st: Some exercises that are usually safe are kegels, walking, swimming (no diving), yoga for pregnant women(make sure u have a trained instructor!). Exercises to avoid are skiing, horse back riding etc. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

What are some good exercises to do during 3rd trimester of pregnancy?

Depends: As long as you are having no problems (previa, preeclampsia, etc.) walking is excellent. Also light weights, low impact aerobics, some yoga and pilates. ...Read more

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What kind of antibiotics that are safe for pregnant women?

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What kind of antibiotics that are safe for pregnant women?

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

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What are the benefits of exercising - why should you exercise?

What are the benefits of exercising - why should you exercise?

Exercise: Good for overall health. Gets the blood pumping which help to heal, repair and grow the body! ...Read more

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What kinds of foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

What kinds of foods should I avoid while breastfeeding?

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 more

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What types of foods are safe/unsafe while having the stomach flu?

What types of foods are safe/unsafe while having the stomach flu?

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

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What kind of cleaning sipplies are dangerous when you are pregnant?

What kind of cleaning sipplies are dangerous when you are pregnant?

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 more

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What are the effects of eatting cornstarch while pregnant?

What are the effects of eatting cornstarch while pregnant?

What?: Why would one do that? If you know a pregnant woman doing that, get her to a doctor asap. She could have a serious problem called pica that is not limited to cornstarch. ...Read more

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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

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

Do not start exer-: -cise until your are evaluated by an internist or your PCP. If overweight exercise can certainly help, but not without MD okay. You may need medication first, & then your MD can recommend what exercises you should do &when ...Read more

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Pls what are the benefits of folic acid before pregnancy? And what are the other things I should know when preparing for pregnancy? Thanks

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 more

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Am asking what are the effects of not having physical exercise?

Am asking what are the effects of not having physical exercise?

Obesity,poor health: If you do not have any physical exercise, it is unhealthy.It can cause obesity and all the morbid conditions that go with it.Lack of exercise predisposes you to diabetes, high cholesterol.High blood pressure and heart diseseas over a sustained period. ...Read more

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What kind of teas should pregnant women avoid?

What kind of teas should pregnant women avoid?

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

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Can i exercise and do bodyweight trainining while using accutane? What are the risks?

Can i exercise and do bodyweight trainining while using accutane? What are the risks?

There should be no..: There should not be any issues. Accutane has obvious potential side-effects, but simple exercises and weight training should not increase the likelyhood of problems or create new ones! go for it! ...Read more

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What are the effects of eating cornstarch while pregnant?

What are the effects of eating cornstarch while pregnant?

Cornstarch?: I would consider cornstarch benign for just about everyone. You can't even accuse it of having gluten. Small amounts used to thicken liquids would be fine. My favorite use of cornstarch is chocolate pudding. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some common techniques for regulating your heart rate when doing aerobic exercise's?

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

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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

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

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What are some good stretches I can do while pregnant?

What are some good stretches I can do while pregnant?

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 more

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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

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

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 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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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

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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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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 ?

That is too much: Discuss with your OB , your OB can refer u to a pregnancy dietician, and u need to cut down on the carbs and salt , and eat higher protein, esp at night for dinner at the max wt gain should be 4 pounds in 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What kind of foods are best when pregnant?

What kind of foods are best when pregnant?

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

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What kind of cold med. Can i take if im pregnant?

What kind of cold med. Can i take if im pregnant?

Please call your OB: As your OB may not agree with me and i always want all of my pts asking me ?S like this and not someone else, i tell my pts throat lozenges with zinc, tylenol, (acetaminophen) robitussin, Benadryl plain if nece, Claritin without d, extra vit c but ask your ob. ...Read more

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What kind of pain you get if you think you pregnant?

What kind of pain you get if you think you pregnant?

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

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What kind of drug will one take if she want to get pregnant?

What kind of drug will one take if she want to get pregnant?

Prenatal vitamins: Normal, healthy women just take prenatal vitamins. Only women who have infertility issues or other medical problems end up taking other medications when wanting to get pregnant. ...Read more

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What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid while pregnant?

What kind of outdoor activities should I avoid while pregnant?

Injury prevention: Avoid anything wigh a high risk of falls or accidents such as biking, jet skiing, four wheel driving, and tackle football. ...Read more

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What kind of shots can a woman get when trying to get pregnant?

What kind of shots can a woman get when trying to get pregnant?

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

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What kind of signs you get if you got a feeling if your pregnant?

What kind of signs you get if you got a feeling if your pregnant?

Several early signs: Among the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy are drowsiness/fatigue, breast swelling/tenderness, nausea. Typically by the time the missed period is noted a home pregnancy test can be done to determine if one might be pregnant. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do any exercise I have been doing when I get pregnant?

Is it ok to do any exercise I have been doing when I get pregnant?

Exercise: There is a recent study that seems to support your question. It is just one study in an area not well studied. Hope this helps. Btw, this studies assumes you have no complications of pregnancy. ...Read more

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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