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Will lifting lighter weights still cause strain on the cervix?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Anything that uses your belly muscles will cause strain on the cervix.
Unless you have a shortened cervix, a cerclage or preterm cervical changes, it shouldn't make any difference. The main reason to watch how much weight you lift while pregnant is to protect your back. Once you are past about 18 weeks, your abdominals give out and all the work of standing upright goes to your low back.

In brief: Yes

Anything that uses your belly muscles will cause strain on the cervix.
Unless you have a shortened cervix, a cerclage or preterm cervical changes, it shouldn't make any difference. The main reason to watch how much weight you lift while pregnant is to protect your back. Once you are past about 18 weeks, your abdominals give out and all the work of standing upright goes to your low back.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Lifting lighter will still put stress on the cervix but 2 a lesser degree than heavier weights

In brief: Yes

Lifting lighter will still put stress on the cervix but 2 a lesser degree than heavier weights
Dr. Peter Ihle
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