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Is It Safe to Exercise While Pregnant?

If you are active now, becoming pregnant does not mean you need to stop your fitness routine. If you have not been active, now is a good time to start exercising for the recommended 2 hours and 30 minutes a week. Many benefits of a fit pregnancy can include:

  • It eases aches and pains
  • Being more prepared for labor and delivery and recovering faster
  • Returning to a healthy weight after delivery faster
  • Lowered risk of preeclampsia and gestational diabetes
  • Improved sleep
  • Decreased risk of preterm delivery

Safe Pregnancy Workouts

The best activities for pregnant women tend to be low-impact activities, like walking, swimming, and cycling. Women can usually continue doing higher intensity sports, with your OBGYNs approval, if you did so before becoming pregnant. As long as you start exercising slowly and cool down slowly, take frequent breaks, and don’t overexert yourself, exercising will help you have a healthy pregnancy.

Contact your doctor at Genesee Valley Obstetrics and Gynecology to learn more about the best diets and exercise habits throughout your pregnancy.

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COVID-19 Update

Telemedicine visits are now available. Please call our office at (585) 641-0399 to book your appointment, or request an appointment online today!

Genesee Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C. is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.

If you are or your anyone in your family is experiencing cold or flu symptoms, or have travelled outside the country recently (in the last 14 days), please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (585) 641-0399.

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control

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