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Can you still workout whie preg?

What are the do's and donts?

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TPT420

Asked by TPT420 at 10:49 PM on Jul. 17, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • walking and stretching are GREAT for when your pregnant....also continuing what you usually do already. they dont' recommend that you start a NEW exersize routine while pregnant...but you can continue what you usually do and lessen it if it becomes more of a challenge or it wears you out more later on in your pregnancy.
    CAGirl4

    Answer by CAGirl4 at 10:52 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • Of Course Honey.. Its not an illness. lol! jus seems like it some times. You may work as long as youre not having any complications or until the doctor say so. Of course no heavy lifting and playing around to wild...
    ILOVEMYBOYS704

    Answer by ILOVEMYBOYS704 at 10:52 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • Yes you can...they have work out videos for pregnant women...some of them are really fun.
    TJones32

    Answer by TJones32 at 10:52 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • Yes, but I would check with your Dr first on what he/she recommends. It really depends on how much you worked out before you were pregnant as to what you can safely do now.
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 10:53 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • yes ! BUT avoid exercise positions where your head is lower than your heart, for example downward dog in yoga AND avoid supine positions (any exercise performed while on your back)

    also you heat up more quickly now and can overheat, so you want to limit your exercising to 30 mins...if you were previously a runner, you can continue to run, just no sprints, and shorter lengths...if you were not previously a runner, then don't start.....

    those are your basic guidelines...hope that helps.....
    FXmomTo3

    Answer by FXmomTo3 at 11:35 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • anything you did before you were pregnant you can do while pregnant. i've been doing hard cardio, weight lifting, running, ab exercises all through my pregnancy. i'm 39 weeks now, no complications, perfectly healthy baby ready to come out at any time, and i'm in fantastic shape, i may have a huge belly but the rest of me is in fantastic shape. exercise is very important during pregnancy
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 11:38 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

  • Can and should. I did Kathy Smith pregnancy aroebics every day.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:47 PM on Jul. 17, 2010

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