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Can yoga b a good workout for pregnant women?
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Brittany Chan
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but...
Yoga can be a great workout for pregnant women.
It can prepare you for childbirth by strengthening your muscles, stretching, breathing, and concentration, as well as keep you healthier during pregnancy. However, there are some kinds of yoga (hot yoga, for example) and yoga poses you should avoid. Some women also have high risk pregnancies and should not do yoga. Talk to your OB first.

In brief: Yes, but...
Yoga can be a great workout for pregnant women.
It can prepare you for childbirth by strengthening your muscles, stretching, breathing, and concentration, as well as keep you healthier during pregnancy. However, there are some kinds of yoga (hot yoga, for example) and yoga poses you should avoid. Some women also have high risk pregnancies and should not do yoga. Talk to your OB first.
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Brittany Chan
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes!
Yoga tones muscles, maintains flexibility and tones muscle.
Finally, it keeps you doing physical activity, in an atraumatic way and will not harm the fetus.

In brief: Yes!
Yoga tones muscles, maintains flexibility and tones muscle.
Finally, it keeps you doing physical activity, in an atraumatic way and will not harm the fetus.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Your OB will delineate your restrictions regarding exercise.
There are a variety of yoga exercises and they may restrict some such as hot yoga. Pregnancy is not a reason not to exercise and actually helps your body. If you start leaking or bleeding from exercise stop and tell your ob. Good exercise may include: swimming, cycling, walking and even aerobics. Avoid lying on back after 1st tri.

In brief: Yes
Your OB will delineate your restrictions regarding exercise.
There are a variety of yoga exercises and they may restrict some such as hot yoga. Pregnancy is not a reason not to exercise and actually helps your body. If you start leaking or bleeding from exercise stop and tell your ob. Good exercise may include: swimming, cycling, walking and even aerobics. Avoid lying on back after 1st tri.
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Dr. John Goldman
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