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Are there any exercises that can prevent muscle atrophy during pregnancy?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Isometric muscle contractions prevent atrophy and can be done for most muscle groups.
But ask your OB for their recommendations for any other exercises for your specific pregnancy issues.

In brief: Yes

Isometric muscle contractions prevent atrophy and can be done for most muscle groups.
But ask your OB for their recommendations for any other exercises for your specific pregnancy issues.
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Exercise is good for preventing muscle atrophy, keeping your muscles flexible and burning calories during pregnancy.
Avoid exercise that could lead to falls or getting hit on the abdomen. Going to the gym and lifting light weights is gret for your muscles. Take a walk everyday. Try a prenatal yoga or pilates class. Stay active. It is good for you and your baby.

In brief: Yes

Exercise is good for preventing muscle atrophy, keeping your muscles flexible and burning calories during pregnancy.
Avoid exercise that could lead to falls or getting hit on the abdomen. Going to the gym and lifting light weights is gret for your muscles. Take a walk everyday. Try a prenatal yoga or pilates class. Stay active. It is good for you and your baby.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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