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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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Is it safe to play baseball during pregnancy?

Hello Dr. Rynne, I was wondering a few things about my pregnancy. I am 2 months along and I have a hair apt. coming up soon, I was wondering if I needed to cancel it? Also, I am very active in my son s baseball career meaning I catch for him while he pitches and so forth, I usually wear the gear needed, but at my age 31 is this safe? Am I at greater risk of miscarriage because of my age if I continue this activity? And I did zumba three days a week with my mom, if I were to tone things down could I continue that? Sorry to bombard you with these questions.
Tue, 26 May 2015
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
During first three months of pregnancy, the chances of miscarriage are high so it is best to avoid vigorous physical activity like which is involved in baseball.
If you want to exercise you can consult a health trainer to practice aerobic and toning exercises especially meant for pregnancy.
You can continue with other regimes like hair regime but remember application of chemical used for coloring, straightening, bonding etc may be absorbed throug skin and affect the growing baby.
Thus, I suggest you to postpone the chemicals till the time you are pregnant and during nursing.
You can continue all other regimes during pregnancy.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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