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Is it safe to do resistance training while pregnant?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Yes

It is ok to do resistance training while pregnant as long as you do not "valsalva" while doing it.
"valsalva"ing is when you hold your breathe while straining like you are forcing a bowel movement . It can increase pressure in the abdominal contents i.E the uterus.

In brief: Yes

It is ok to do resistance training while pregnant as long as you do not "valsalva" while doing it.
"valsalva"ing is when you hold your breathe while straining like you are forcing a bowel movement . It can increase pressure in the abdominal contents i.E the uterus.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Walking is resistance training against gravity.
So is yoga and pilates. So you can do highly effective resistance training without a lot of equipment. Start slow and work up the resistance gradually.

In brief: Yes

Walking is resistance training against gravity.
So is yoga and pilates. So you can do highly effective resistance training without a lot of equipment. Start slow and work up the resistance gradually.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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