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Exercise & Pregnancy: What’s Safe?

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Exercise & Pregnancy: What’s Safe?


Are you expecting and a bit of a fitness fanatic? Not sure how much is too much with a bun in the oven? BlackDoctor.org recently caught up with Dr. Jamil Abdur-Rahman of Twin Doctors TV, who answered some of the most common questions about pregnancy and exercise.

BDO: What are the worst exercises you can do while pregnant? Why?

Dr. Jamil: High impact exercise should be avoided during pregnancy. Heavy lifting should also be avoided. We also advise that pregnant women avoid exercise/physical activity that increases their risk for abdominal trauma (e.g., martial arts, water skiing, gymnastics, horseback riding, etc.) to reduce the risk of injury to the uterus. While the uterus is protected by the pelvic bones during the first 12-14 weeks…

Please read original article Exercise & Pregnancy: What’s Safe? posted on Healthy Black Girls on 2 May 2017 | 8:23 pm —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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