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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?

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 on this sprained ankle yet? It's been 2 weeks.

Is it safe to walk on this sprained ankle yet? It's been 2 weeks.

Depends: Time is not as much a factor as how you feel. You can try it and see if painful or not. If overly concerned walk with an ankle brace at first. ...Read more

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Is it safe for my friend who will be 8 or 9 months when I get married to walk down the aisle & stand up for 30 minutes or more?

Is it safe for my friend who will be 8 or 9 months when I get married to walk down the aisle & stand up for 30 minutes or more?

Probably safe.: Might want to have a chair handy nearby if possible just in case. Make sure your friend eats beforehand and does not lock her knees while standing. Make sure to tell her you want her to sit down if she feels at all dizzy while standing because you do not want to risk her health or her unborn child's health in any way. She will appreciate your concern and care. ...Read more

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If you tore your meniscus is it safe to walk on it?

If you tore your meniscus is it safe to walk on it?

It may get worse.: A small meniscus tear heals by itself. The tear can progress in size and can cause locking of the knee. It then needs surgical excision or reapair. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk barefoot on a treadmill when exercising?

Yes and no: The machine manufacturer will tell you no. It is common practice. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk with a broken toe?

Is it safe to walk with a broken toe?

Yes: Most toe fractures require nothing more than rest and/or taping the toe to an adjacent toe. You can typically walk on the toe without risking further damage. ...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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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