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RGOODY6
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4/30/09 5:00 P

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I will try that, Thanks!


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4/15/09 6:22 P

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I think the stairs are just that much more of an intensity load. It really takes a lot of effort to move up stairs, and that short burst is probably enough to make you out of breath.
Are you being treated for your asthma? If you notice a worsening of your symptoms you should talk with your doctor.
Next time you hit your stairs try stopping at each level and resting for just a moment or two. That can help your body catch up and may reduce that feeling of shortness of breath.
Hope it helps!
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Catherine is the co-author of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" with Dr. James Clapp, and author of Fit Pregnancy For Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in 2004. To learn more about these books or buy them online you can find them on www.amazon.com.

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RGOODY6
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4/14/09 12:25 P

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I have been off and on exercising, just keep trying, thats what I do. Running after my 2 year old is alot though. Cathy, I have asthma and every time I go up the stairs (which I have 3 sets in my house) I have a hard time breathing, but if I do the treadmill its not nearly as bad, why would that be? It seems baby is putting a lot of pressure on my lungs and I carry my babies length wise not out, could that be part of it?

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3/17/09 9:53 P

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Glad to read you're feeling better and eager to get back into an exercise program!
I've pasted below a link to information on how to keep your exercise intensity at a safe level.
The biggest issues are starting back slowly enough to allow time for your body to adjust to exercise. Remember, you're also dealing with the physical challenges of pregnancy, so your body is going to adapt to the stresses of exercise more acutely than prior to pregnancy or even during your first trimester.
As long as you pay close attention to how your body feels, continue to feel good during and after exercise and you and your baby are gaining weight within your doctor's recommendations then you're doing fine!
Cathy

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Catherine is the co-author of "Exercising Through Your Pregnancy" with Dr. James Clapp, and author of Fit Pregnancy For Dummies, published by Wiley Publishing in 2004. To learn more about these books or buy them online you can find them on www.amazon.com.

Cathy also provides Prenatal & Postpartum Fitness Information and certification courses to Healthcare Professionals. Click here to learn more.

GIOSMAMA09
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3/17/09 12:32 P

 
 
Hi Everybody! I was exercising in the very beginning of my pregnancy but fell off the wagon once I started to really experience fatigue etc. I am now 28 weeks and in the beginning of the third trimester and have recently started going back to the gym and using the elliptical machine. Are there any special limits I should be using seeing as I haven't been exercising for the whole pregnancy or am I okay just listening to my body? Also, I would like to use some machines for my arms and chest, what are the limits on lifting weights, etc?


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