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When is it safe to resume power walking after an amniocentesis?

When is it safe to resume power walking after an amniocentesis?

24-48 hours: Generally, mild activities can be resumed within 24-48 hours of the amniocentesis as long as there is no discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Monica Popov
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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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Is it safe to get an amniocentesis?

Yes: There are 2 main reasons amniocentesis is done. Genetic amnio is done at 16-18 weeks, testing for down's or other chromosome problems. There is a 1 in 3-400 chance that you could lose a pregnancy because of it. The other reason is to test for the baby's lung ability to breathe well. This is generally done between 35-38+ weeks. The only risks are that you might deliver. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while i'm walking my dog?

Is it safe for me to wear platform boots while i'm walking my dog?

Common sense: I would not walk a great dane on them. You are more likely to loose balance on platform boots anyway. ...Read more

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Hy. Is it safe to keep girl baby in walking chair?

Hy. Is it safe to keep girl baby in walking chair?

No: The use of baby walkers is NOT recommended as they can be highly dangerous. Get rid of the walker and spend some time on the floor playing with your baby (tummy time) ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk next to a bee hive, or do bees come after you like mosquitoes do?

Is it safe to walk next to a bee hive, or do bees come after you like mosquitoes do?

Usually ok: Generally speaking - if you leave the bees alone, they will leave you alone. With that said - if you are close to their hive, then you risk disturbing them, which could lead to a sting. So walk carefully by. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go for walking in an average speed while iam trying to conceive?

Is it safe to go for walking in an average speed while iam trying to conceive?

Sure: It is safe for a normal healthy woman to run at any speed she wants to run at, while trying to get pregnant. As long as her menstrual cycles are regular, and she is at a good weight, and has good nutrition... she can run as fast as her feet will take her. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks after c-section. Spotting a little when I run errands, walk a bit more. Is it safe to start to walk to loose weight?

I'm 5 weeks after c-section. Spotting a little when I run errands, walk a bit more. Is it safe to start to walk to loose weight?

Depends: On how well you are feeling. Also talk to your surgeon about the spotting. If you can tolerate it that will be a good idea ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more