User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


32° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Most Popular Today


Keep Cardio Simple During Pregnancy

December 8, 2008, 5:00 PM by Kelli Grant

Keep Cardio Simple During Pregnancy
A little exercise during pregnancy can shorten labor, decrease the need for medications during labor, plus lower the rate of complications overall - but doctors warn, don't overdo it. 

17 weeks pregnant with her third baby, Nano Sato knows the worries of gaining too much weight.
Sato says, "My first pregnancy I was exercising pretty much every day." 

But this time around, she's put the breaks on too much cardio workout time.
"Chasing two kids is my exercise." 

A new study says Sato is on the right track. Researchers found that excessive exercise could put mom and baby at serious risk. More than an hour a day increased the chance of developing life threatening pre-eclampsia....a condition which dangerously raises mom's blood pressure and then decreases the blood supply to the baby. 

Dr. Jacques Moritz, Director of Gynecology at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital says,
”Pre-eclampsia is the major problem that we have in obstetrics. It’s very dangerous, people can die from pre-eclampsia." 

Women who exercise more than seven hours a week were 78% more likely to get pre-eclampsia. 

Less strenuous activities like walking and swimming are recommended.
Dr. Moritz says, “One of the best exercises in pregnancy is swimming because there's no pressure on your joints. It's enough exercise and usually you don't get short of breath.” 

Pre-eclampsia effects one in every 14 pregnancies. Doctors say good prenatal care, which regularly monitors the mother's blood pressure and the baby's heartbeat is critical. 

On average, about 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise is recommended for pregnant women. But doctors say if you can't carry on a conversation while exercising, you are overdoing it.

Previous Story

Next Story




 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

You may also like

One Person Dead After Three-Vehicle Crash Near Brookings

11/15/2014 1:20 PM

One person is dead and three others injured in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
Name Of Person Who Died In Deadly Crash Released

11/16/2014 1:35 PM

Authorities have released the name of the person who died in a crash on Interstate 29 near Brookings on Saturday.

Full Story
New Charges Filed Against Faith Rasmussen

11/19/2014 4:59 PM

She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.

Full Story
SF Teen Surprised By Garth Brooks

11/19/2014 2:17 PM

A legendary country music star gives support to a Sioux Falls family while their teenage daughter was in a Minneapolis hospital last week.

Full Story
Deuel County Teen Reported Missing

11/21/2014 7:49 AM

Brookings County Sheriff's Office said 17-year-old Lesly Meraz-Escareno has been missing since Monday.

Full Story


Events