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Lifting weights and pregnancy



I was just wondering if there are any lifting exercises that should not be done. I am in week 5 and I like to lift and do weight machines.


The American College of Sports Medicine cites the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines in regard to recommendations for exercise. Women who currently engage in a regular exercise program can continue their training during pregnancy without major modifications.

Above all, consult with your Obstetrician about any contraindicated exercises.

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Carolyn   Nickol, RD, MEd Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati