Approved activity with an uncomplicated pregnancy

 

  • Daily exercise of 30/min a day is recommended for all pregnant patients.  Do not start new exercise routines. Use caution with weight lifting/aerobics.
  • Walking/treadmill/elliptical/bike/swimming are always great options.  Yoga/Pilates specifically for pregnancy is great for stretching. Remember to stay hydrated!
  • Highlights/hair dye
  • Warm tub baths (no recreational hot tubs or water greater than 100 degrees)
  • Flu shots-highly recommended during pregnancy
  • Travel up to 36 weeks
  • Dental visits
  • Intercourse
  • Household chores with adequate ventilation and gloves
  • Painting with adequate ventilation

 

Food suggestions during your pregnancy:

 

  • AVOID Raw, smoked, uncooked or undercooked meat or fish (sushi, seared fish, raw eggs)
  • AVOID Unpasteurized dairy products (specialty cheeses)
  • Wash all fruits and vegetables well
  • Moderate caffeine intake is fine.
  • You can use Splenda, Equal, and NutraSweet in limited quantities
  • AVOID eating fish with high mercury levels such as Grouper, Marlin, Shark, Swordfish, Halibut, and Albacore Tuna
  • Many common fish are good to eat and include: Calamari, King Crab, Flounder, Hake, Rocklobster, freshwater Perch, salmon, scallops, shrimp, trout (freshwater), catfish, clams, crawfish, haddock, oysters (cooked), sole, tilapia, whitefish