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Is strengthening exercises like Squats, pushup, planks etc good while

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Posted on Mon, 31 Dec 2018
Question: Is strengthening exercises like Squats, pushup, planks etc good while trying to conceive.
I have not done these exercises before.I am slightly overweight. My weight is 66 kgs and I am 5.5 ft.

However I do a moderate physical activity like walking from office for 20 mins each day.
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What is the kind of diet and exercise recommended while trying to conceive for a woman
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No specific diet plans...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I hope you do not suffer from any known medical condition. If there are any, then let me know about it in the follow up.

Do you have history of previous miscarriages. If there are none, then there are no absolute contraindication to exercise. You may continue the exercise while trying to conceive. She can continue exercise.

It would be a good idea to bring weight to normal as much as possible before conceiving. The exercise may be helpful to control weight too. In addition, I will also recommend to take tab folic acid 5mg once daily. This medicine is recommended for women who plan to conceive.

As far as diet is concerned, there are no specific instructions. Keep eating healthy home food. No junks. Make sure the diet helps to control weight. No other instructions necessary.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Prasad (13 minutes later)
Thanks for your reply!
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Good luck!!!

Detailed Answer:
Your welcome!!!

I wish you good health and success. If there are no more questions, please close this discussion and review.

Regards
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