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Scuba Diving While Pregnant?

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Dear Fitness Expert,
I'm 6 weeks pregnant. I have been doing power yoga for the last 8 or 9 months. I know there is a question about it, but it talks about heated rooms, which is not my case. Can I go on with my power yoga lessons?

Also I was just about to start a scuba diving course when I found out I was pregnant, can I do it?Thank you, I will really appreciate your answer for I'm living in a very small island in the Pacific, and I don't have any expert at all to whom I can ask!

Thank you very much again,

Soledad

Pregnant and Gaining Weight After Knee Injury

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

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Dear Fitness Expert,
Hello. This is probably not a mainstream question. I recently (past 5 months) lost 40 pounds with exercise and diet and "accidentally" got pregnant.

Before I realized I was pregnant, I hurt my knee with what my doctor seems to think is a cartilage tear (we can't do an MRI to determine because of pregnancy).

I have gained back 10 pounds in the past two weeks because I can't do my routine which was 4 days/week of 35 minute elliptical trainer and then 30 minutes of upper body weights.

Enough Milk For Next Baby?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture

QUESTION

Dear Fitness Expert,
We may decide not to have any more children but if we do I would like to give breastfeeding one more try. The first time I literally did not have enough milk. The baby was not getting wet diapers...I started supplementing my first born with the SNS (little tube) attached to the breast so he would get both the same time. Later I quit that and still breast fed and bottle fed. He weaned himself at around five months.

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