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If I have a high risk pregnancy is it ok to walk thirty minutes a day?
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
13 doctors agree
In brief: How high-risk? Why?
A thorough evaluation by a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist looking at records, mom, fetus plus exams and input from OB provider might provide information about the risks to the health of mom and baby from exertion/exercise.
That risk, however, can change in many cases from week to week. Therefore, combined exams and consults from both OB and mfm will be best for evaluating risk.

In brief: How high-risk? Why?
A thorough evaluation by a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist looking at records, mom, fetus plus exams and input from OB provider might provide information about the risks to the health of mom and baby from exertion/exercise.
That risk, however, can change in many cases from week to week. Therefore, combined exams and consults from both OB and mfm will be best for evaluating risk.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Katharine Garnier
I agree you should get that recommendation from your personal physicians, who can continually monitor you and the baby. If they recommend NOT walking, see if it is ok to do some armchair exercising, and ask for recommendations on some exercises you can do. You might also be able to have massages or Osteopathic manipulation to help keep you comfortable and relaxed. Feel well, and stay healthy!
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
It is important to discuss with your OBGYN if it is OK for you to exercise
Dr. Hassan Harirah
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
7 doctors agree
In brief: It depends
It depends on the nature of the high risk condition, but usually pregnant women are encouraged to walk during pregnancy.

In brief: It depends
It depends on the nature of the high risk condition, but usually pregnant women are encouraged to walk during pregnancy.
Dr. Hassan Harirah
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
I'd recommend that you talk about it with your OB/Gyn.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes generally.
Only avoid this type of exercise in the following cases: baby not growing enough, blood pressure too high (or both), prone to falls, climate too hot or too cold for pregnancy, bedrest has been prescibed by physician.
In all other cases half an hour of walking daily is a great advice for pregnant women!

In brief: Yes generally.
Only avoid this type of exercise in the following cases: baby not growing enough, blood pressure too high (or both), prone to falls, climate too hot or too cold for pregnancy, bedrest has been prescibed by physician.
In all other cases half an hour of walking daily is a great advice for pregnant women!
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