Long Beach Women’s & Children’s Medical Clinic
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Contact : (562) 624-1111
Average weight gain during pregnancy is approximately 30 pounds. If you have a normal BMI, weight gain during pregnancy should be 25-35 pounds.
Avoid eating the following foods during pregnancy:
(Limit albacore to 6oz/wk. )
Make sure to refrigerate pate and meat spreads. Also, refrigerated smoked seafood.
Usually yes. We recommend exercise during pregnancy if you are healthy and have a low-risk pregnancy. If there is a reason you should not exercise, your doctor will let you know.
The CDC recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week (30 minutes, 5 days a week). Exercise will give you more energy and decrease body aches/back pain. However, lifting heavy weights can cause injury to your joints during pregnancy, so limit weight lifting. Also, your balance is affected as your pregnancy progresses, so don’t do exercises can be dangerous. Moreover, just remember to not over-do it! Don’t start to train for a marathon if you typically run 1 mile a day. Also, avoid high-temperature work-outs. No hot yoga during pregnancy, but modified yoga in room temperature is great!
If you start bleeding or having pain with exercise, please stop and call your doctor.
Yes, sex is healthy and usually safe. However, if you are having severe pain or any bleeding with/after intercourse, please abstain from any further coitus until after you are evaluated by your doctor. There are some instances where a patient is recommended not to have intercourse during pregnancy, but your doctor will notify you if that is the case.
Relax- you do not have to give up coffee completely! You can safely drink up to 200mg of caffeine a day, which is approximately one 12-ounce cup of coffee.