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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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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's kind of exercise safe getting pregnant?

What's 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 don't 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?

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