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How good is it to excercise during a pregnancy? Does it help or benefit at all during labor?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Exercise

Continuing to exercise during pregnancy helps both you and your baby.
There are some studies that show a positive effect on labor and delivery. So exercise is good.

In brief: Exercise

Continuing to exercise during pregnancy helps both you and your baby.
There are some studies that show a positive effect on labor and delivery. So exercise is good.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: Yes, can help some

Whether, when, and how to exercise when pregnant are important concerns.
An OB provider who is experienced and knows the patient best is the one who can assess risk and benefits of exertion. Traditionally obs caution patients to not start any new types of exercise and to update them on problems. Note that high-risk conditions, illness, fetal problems might require a change in activity type, level.

In brief: Yes, can help some

Whether, when, and how to exercise when pregnant are important concerns.
An OB provider who is experienced and knows the patient best is the one who can assess risk and benefits of exertion. Traditionally obs caution patients to not start any new types of exercise and to update them on problems. Note that high-risk conditions, illness, fetal problems might require a change in activity type, level.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Pam Yoder
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