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Experts Corner

Fitness

Floorwork and Pregnancy
By Lisa Stone, ACE

Q. I'm newly pregnant with my third child, and I want to continue exercising with this pregnancy, but I heard that if you're pregnant, you shouldn't do floor work while on your hands and knees because of the possibility of air going into the vagina. I've been afraid of continuing my leg work because of this.

A. Never fear, this is just another of those old wives' tales that can make pregnant women nuts! You can safely continue with your leg work and any other exercise you were doing prior to pregnancy as long as you get your healthcare provider's okay.

Rather than using your hands and knees, though, try coming down onto your forearms and knees - that will put less stress on your wrists.

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