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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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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?

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