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Exercise before and after conception - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i had a query regarding conceiving.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i am trying to conceive and hence i wanted to know if i can workout?
User :   like aerobics, gym etc..
User :   as i wanted to lose my weight.
Doctor :   Proceed with your query?
Doctor :   You can involve in aerobic exercises and gyming if you have not yet conceived.
User :   can i do any intensity exercises?
User :   But until i get conformation about pregnancy is it ok to do rigorous exercises?
Doctor :   However if pregnancy is confirmed you need to restrict these activities.
Doctor :   High intensity exercises can affect pregnancy once you have conceived.
Doctor :   If you been trying for pregnancy, I would suggest you to involve in these exercises after ruling out pregnancy.
User :   You mean to say i have to stop working out if i am planning to get pregnant?
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   These exercises can be harmful if you have succeeded in getting pregnant.
Doctor :   Hence my suggestion.
User :   what are the symptoms?
Doctor :   Watch out for symptoms of pregnancy first.
User :   ok, sure
Doctor :   If you do have them, get tested for pregnancy.
User :   from past few months, during my periods, bleeding is more on 3rd day which was never the case before.
Doctor :   If pregnancy is ruled out, you could continue with the exercises.
User :   is it a case of botheration?
Doctor :   Menstrual period are affected by various factors.
Doctor :   Usually they settle on its own.
Doctor :   It needs no medical attention.
Doctor :   If you have heavy persisting bleeding or abdominal pain, consider consulting a gynecologist.
User :   not so much abdominal pain just comes for may be an hour and goes
Doctor :   That is fine.
Doctor :   You need not worry.
User :   ok Doctor, thank you.
User :   Just one last question.
User :   My husband eats too much of green peanuts (ground nuts) it healthy?
Doctor :   Proceed.
User :   can it be eaten in large quantity?
Doctor :   Peanut is a good source of protein.
Doctor :   But it also contains good amount of fatty acids which can lead to raise in cholesterol levels.
User :   ok Doctor, thank you very much, thats all from my end
User :   Thanks
User :   Bye
User :   Good night
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Good night.
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