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exercise after diagnosis?

Postby expert@preeclampsia.org » Mon Aug 14, 2006 02:44 pm

by expert@preeclampsia.org (322 Posts), Mon Aug 14, 2006 02:44 pm

Hello, I am currently 30 wks pregnant with mild Pre-e. I have had high protien levels of 426 and my BP has been around 120/75. I want to know if it is ok to take walks and do other exercises? My doc said to "take it easy" does this mean I should not exercise? What kind of risk would I be at if I did exercise? Thanks
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Re : exercise after diagnosis?

Postby expert@preeclampsia.org » Mon Aug 14, 2006 02:44 pm

by expert@preeclampsia.org (322 Posts), Mon Aug 14, 2006 02:44 pm

I would not recommend exercise at this time. Preeclampsia at 30 weeks has a significant risk to progress to severe preeclampsia by term. When I ask my patients to "take it easy," I ask them to lay down, without getting up, for about 3 hours a day. Otherwise, I ask them to limit their excursions out of the house, eg. only use the express lanes at the grocery store.

Any women with preeclampsia is at risk for a placental abruption. Fetal surveillance, (fetal movement counting, ultrasounds for growth, and nonstress tests) are important.
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