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Doctor insights on: Workouts During 8 Month Of Pregnancy

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What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?

What healthy food could I eat during my pregnancy so I won't gain much weight? Could I work out even though I am one month?

Many options: Be sure to eat a well balanced, nutritious diet containing lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. Avoid raw or undercooked food, as well as soft cheeses as they could contain bacteria that might harm the fetus. You can also take prenatal vitamins to supplement. Light, non-strenuous exercise is okay too, as long as you used to exercise before you became pregnant. ...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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Is it okay to jump during a workout class during pregnancy?

Is it okay to jump during a workout class during pregnancy?

Depends: So this answer depends on trimester and how your pregnancy is going. Many people can safely do high impact aerobics into second trimester than move to low impact. Joints get looser during pregnancy so proper technique is important. Check with your doctor to make sure you do not have risks that preclude jumping. ...Read more

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Is doing extreme ab workouts or just general ab work outs during the first week of pregnancy okay?

Is doing extreme ab workouts or just general ab work outs during the first week of pregnancy okay?

Pregnancy: It seems that extreme ab workouts may be too much at this juncture in time. If you desire this pregnancy, be cautious with activity for now. ...Read more

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Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Can you workout during your first trimester of pregnancy?

Always ask OB expert: Many women with low-risk pregnancies successfully work out during pregnancy. But all should discuss this with their OB doctors at the first visit. Conditions change throughout pregnancy. Therefore, women should ask the OB at visits what is ok. Women with risk of pregnancy complications, history of preterm birth, etc. Should consult with OB and maternal-fetal medicine about what activity is safe. ...Read more

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Does squats provide sufficient workout during last trimester of pregnancy? If yes then how many squats should I do?

Does squats provide sufficient workout during last trimester of pregnancy? If yes then how many squats should I do?

Not recommended: Squats are not the best exercise during last trimester of pregnancy. I would be concerned about the risk for ligament injury and falls. Walking and swimming would be safer. Check with your OB first. ...Read more

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Im pregnant how fast can I walk on a treadmill? Am i allowed to get hot a sweaty during my workout can I carry on exercising thoughout my pregnancy?

Im pregnant how fast can I walk on a treadmill? Am i allowed to get hot a sweaty during my workout can I carry on exercising thoughout my pregnancy?

Go for it: As long as your obstetrician has no concerns, you can exercise at the same levels as you did prior to your pregnancy, especially in the first two trimesters. As long as you have no underlying medical issues, it is healthly for you to keep your fitness level up thru your pregnancy. Just make sure you keep up with your hydration and nutritional needs. Take your prenatal vitamins. ...Read more

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Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Can i test my pregnancy during my first month?

Clarify : If you mean can you do a pregnancy test to find out if you are pregnant then yes. If you mean can you see a doctor to make sure the pregnancy is proceeding normally then yes. If you are asking something different then please reword your question and ask again. ...Read more

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Is tamrind bad to eat during the second month of pregnancy?

Is tamrind bad to eat during the second month of pregnancy?

No evidence: Tamarind is commonly used in foods around the globe. It is used in the us in worcestershire sauce, in fact. From my review of its uses, i can find no reason why this would be contraindicated in pregnancy. On the other hand, i can find no data to suggest that it is safe or unsafe. Talk to your doctor and I am sure their answer will be similar. This risk is assumed low, but unknown. ...Read more

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Should prenatals be taken during the first month of pregnancy?

Should prenatals be taken during the first month of pregnancy?

Yes and before: It is common to start using prenatal vitamins before, during, and even after pregnancy. Most OB doctors recommend use of prenatal vitamins during pregnancy. One great benefit is getting the required amounts of Folic Acid which help prevent neural tube defects. ...Read more

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What will be the position of baby during 7th month of pregnancy?

What will be the position of baby during 7th month of pregnancy?

You want a heads up?: Actually it is the reverse at 7 months as gravity helps to bring the head down in the pelvis in preparation for future labor. Of course a head up position is called a breech presentation which still occurs in a small percentage of pregnancies and often leads to Cesarean section at delivery. ...Read more

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Is it risky to eat sweets daily during eighth month of pregnancy?

Is it risky to eat sweets daily during eighth month of pregnancy?

If you have: Gestational diabetes that is not well controlled - sweets could contribute to that. If your blood sugars are ok, would suggest just not eating a lot of low quality foods. ...Read more

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Are there warning signs to look for during the 6th month of pregnancy?

Are there warning signs to look for during the 6th month of pregnancy?

Yes: In late 2nd trimester the usual warning signs are related to preterm labor, fetal well-being, and preeclampsia. These include but are not limited to headaches unrelieved by tylenol/rest, upper abdominal pain, (worsening) nausea/vomiting, vaginal bleeding, regular uterine contractions >4-6 per hour, decreased fetal movement, vision changes, concern as to whether your amniotic membranes ruptured. ...Read more

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Is it okay to travel overseas during the 5 th or 6 th month of pregnancy.

Is it okay to travel  overseas during the 5 th or 6 th month of pregnancy.

Depends on variables: Depending on your health and progress to that point, your OB may consider you either well enough to travel or not.Many can. You will want to contact any airline you may plan to use because some have restrictions that you will need to understand and work with, but most would not consider 5-6 mo a problem if you had a doc's note. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 4th month of pregnancy?

Depends: The fourth month, or 16 weeks, is usually a time when genetic testing for down's syndrome is performed. Not all patients want this testing. It is an individual decision. ...Read more

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Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Are there tests or procedures I should have during the 5th month of pregnancy?

Anatomy Scan: If a quad screen or Alpha fetal protein not done, that's usually the latest time. An anatomy scan is usually done between 19-20 weeks. (sonogram). ...Read more

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