Pregnancy Fitness - Physiotherapy

Tamarah Nerreter, Physiotherapist, discusses Pregnancy Fitness - Physiotherapy

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Tamarah Nerreter, Physiotherapist, discusses Pregnancy Fitness - Physiotherapy
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Featuring Tamarah Calyniuk, Physiotherapist

Video Title: Pregnancy Fitness - Physiotherapy Duration: 1 minute, 50 seconds

You must receive a medical clearance to exercise both alone and with a personal trainer in a high-risk pregnancy.

This includes such things as high blood pressure with pregnancy, multiples, any vaginal bleeding, placenta previa - which can express itself at greater than 26 weeks - an incompetent cervix or any medical condition such as heart or lung disease.

Termination of exercise upon conception may include absolute contraindications to exercise, which can be heart disease or lung disease, an incompetent cervix, a risk of premature labor, second and third trimester bleeding, or ruptured membranes or preeclampsia. These can all be discussed with your doctor.

This can be things such as severe anemia, an irregular heart beat, chronic bronchitis, type 1 diabetes, obesity, extreme underweight, intrauterine growth retardation, poorly controlled hypertension, any orthopedic limitations, seizures, hyperthyroidism or for smokers. Again, if any of these issues arise, it's important to discuss with your doctor what and how you can exercise, and if it's going to put your baby at risk or yourself at risk.

If you have questions about safe pregnancy exercise, contact a local family physician, obstetrician, or midwife. For more information on safe pregnancy exercise or high-risk pregnancy, see your physician.

Presenter: Tamarah Nerreter, Physiotherapist, Surrey, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.