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fling

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Is exercise safe during pregnancy?
« on: July 09, 2012, 09:00:57 AM »
I am a 25-year-old, long-distance runner and wants to continue to train during my pregnancy. I want to know whether there are any potential adverse effects to my fetus if i carry out regular exercise throughout the gestation. And i want to know is it safe during my pregnancy??

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Re: Is exercise safe during pregnancy?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 09:57:51 AM »
Exercise during pregnancy can improve your posture, prevents diabetes during pregnancy,relieve stress and decrease backaches and fatigue.If you are physically active before, try to continue exercise in moderation which is comfortable for you now.If you are an athlete you should closely follow by an obstetrician.In that case i would recommend non–weight-bearing exercises are best because they reduce the risks of maternal and fetal injuries.Walking is considered as a safe exercise during pregnancy.


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Re: Is exercise safe during pregnancy?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 10:35:28 AM »
Women with uncomplicated pregnancies can continue to light exercise during pregnancy if they had previously been followed to exercise prior to becoming pregnant. Studies indicate that well-conditioned women who maintain an antepartum exercise program consisting of aerobics or running have improved pregnancy outcomes in terms of shorter active labors, fewer cesarean section deliveries, less meconium-stained amniotic fluid, and less fetal distress in labor. On average, women who run regularly during pregnancy have babies that weigh 310 g less than women who do not exercise during pregnancy. Even though birth weight is reduced in exercising pregnant women, there is not an increased incidence of intrauterine growth retardation. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that women avoid exercising while in the supine(Lying face upward) position to avoid a decrease in venous return to the heart, which results in decreased cardiac output. In addition, women should modify their exercise based on symptoms. There is not set pulse above which exercise is to be avoided; rather, women should decrease exercise intensity when experiencing symptoms of fatigue. Non–weight-bearing exercises will minimize the risk of injury. Since the physiologic changes associated with pregnancy will persist from 4 to 6 weeks following delivery, women should not resume the intensity of prepregnancy exercise regimens immediately following delivery.

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Re: Is exercise safe during pregnancy?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 11:00:57 AM »
Exercise is not advisable if you have a medical problem such as asthma,heart disease,diabetes etc.Also it is very harmful if you have any pregnancy related issues such as bleeding or spotting,low placenta,miscarriage,previous history of early labour (preterm delivery),bood pressure,weak cervix..
Talk with your gynecologist regarding this before you start.