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How can I maintain my cardio fitness while avoiding accidents during my second and third trimesters?

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Dr. Jay Goldberg
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Swimming

Swimming is a great exercise as you get farther along in a pregnancy.
Aside from being an excellent form of cardio fitness, it is less traumatic on the body and the buoyancy makes it easier to exercise with the extra weight that comes with the pregnancy.

In brief: Swimming

Swimming is a great exercise as you get farther along in a pregnancy.
Aside from being an excellent form of cardio fitness, it is less traumatic on the body and the buoyancy makes it easier to exercise with the extra weight that comes with the pregnancy.
Dr. Jay Goldberg
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: Variable

If you have achieved an extremely high level of fitness including high impact exercises, you might not be able to do this.
I know of runners who still ran, though a little slower, almost to their delivery date. Much depends on you and your routine and anatomy/physiology. Swimming , reclining cycle, treadmill or outdoor walking. If a runner, see how it goes. May want to wear something, in case.

In brief: Variable

If you have achieved an extremely high level of fitness including high impact exercises, you might not be able to do this.
I know of runners who still ran, though a little slower, almost to their delivery date. Much depends on you and your routine and anatomy/physiology. Swimming , reclining cycle, treadmill or outdoor walking. If a runner, see how it goes. May want to wear something, in case.
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology

In brief: Taking it easy!

Your ob/gyn is, by far, the best person to answer this type of question.

In brief: Taking it easy!

Your ob/gyn is, by far, the best person to answer this type of question.
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