Exercise In Pregnancy Makes You Feel Better!


We’ve gabbed before about how beneficial exercise is. And in the May 2011 issue of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists  some Spanish researchers wrote about the benefits once again, but this time for pregnant women. Regular exercise helps prevent the back pain of pregnancy, minimizes long term weight changes, and helps coping with changing posture, as well as, gives you a more positive self concept and improve your life quality. Their study was relatively small, by the end they only had about 34 in each an exercise and a control group, but they were able to show that women who exercise were less likely to gain excessive weight or become obese and that exercise played a roll in reducing pelvic floor problems such as incontinence. And all their exercisers felt their health was improved. What I’m still curious about is how successful the women were at reducing fluid intake, sticking to diet restrictions because exercisers tend to stick to diets better, if they stuck to their Kegel’s better, and how much better the women were at being aware of their pregnancy related symptoms. But those are questions for follow up research, the bottom line gals, as long as you are cleared, exercise during your pregnancy!

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  1. I've had my copper iud for a year and I'm spotting and then it stops and repeats.then I thought my period starts the it quits the next day, it's just been weird to me

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  2. I've had my copper iud for a year and I'm spotting and then it stops and repeats.then I thought my period starts the it quits the next day, it's just been weird to me

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  3. Irregular menstrual bleeding in women with a copper IUD may have reasons other than the IUD causing their bleeding and they should seek individual consultation with their gynecologist.

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  4. I have had my iud in for 5 yrs and 3 months I have the mirena 5 yr Plano have always had a 3 day period and never late I am now almost 2 weeks late I have taken 3 pregnancy test and they all came up negative can I still be pregnant? Am I testing to soon? I'm not sure what to do.

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  5. Mirena IUDs in the US are approved for 5 years of use, and at 5 years and 3 months to have a new symptom, it's probably important to consult your personal physician to make sure all is still well. IUDs do not prevent ovarian cysts for instance, and ovarian cysts can temporarily disrupt the menstrual cycle. It is common for women on progesterone IUDs to not have menstrual periods, however this is more typical to develop early on rather than later, like this after 5 years.

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  6. That's what I thought after 5 yrs it wouldn't just change like that. I never thought about a cyst it could be I don't have any pain, but I have been going to the bathroom more. Ill have to set up appointment. I just wasn't sure if I could be pregnant on it and still get negative resultd. Usually if negative your negative

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  7. Home tests are not blood tests. See http://www.gynogab.com/2014/08/faint-positive-pregnancy-tests.html
    Always consult your provider if you have a question.

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  8. I've had the Paraguard since April 2016. I have 2 kids 3 and 1. I have had regular periods for several months now and I'm late. I've had nausea and heartburn for 4 solid days now and have been really tired (more tired than a normal mommy with 2 small kids). I had spotting about 3 weeks after my last period and thought i was going to start early but it was only spotting. I took a home test but it was negative. I'm trying to tell myself it's all in my head but have a gut feeling I am pregnant. How long should I wait with no period and negative tests before calling my obgyn?

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  9. Blood pregnancy tests are rapidly obtained, accurate, and can make dramatic differences in health behaviors especially around the holidays; I encourage consultation for abnormal periods. As for nausea, heartburn and fatigue: for that we advise dietary corrections and encourage consultation and evaluation for nutrtional mistakes that can have wide reaching consequences to your health for many years.

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