Happy New Year 2021

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Happy New Year 2021

You are going to a small intimate affair (keeping in compliance with Covid 19 guidelines)  Wait!! I’m pregnant-can I dance?

Dancing is a safe and fun way to exercise during pregnancy.   If dancing is new to you, it’s best to stick to a dance that doesn’t involve jumping and isn’t too strenuous. Consult with your physician or midwife that you’re dancing and exercising during pregnancy!   Not only do you get to move your body to music you love, but it will keep you flexible while toning your muscles. You can get a cardiovascular workout from any fast paced dance, or stretch and maintain muscle tone when you hold positions in yoga or ballet.  For the average pregnant woman, dancing and aerobic activity is safe during pregnancy.  Pregnancy is not a disease and women should feel comfortable being active. If something hurts, don’t do  it!!!!!

If I dance can it cause a miscarriage?

The pregnancy separates from the uterus and passes out of the body. Miscarriage is not caused by the activities of a healthy pregnant woman, such as jumping, vigorous exercise and vaginal intercourse.  However, it is recommended to be gentle.  Trauma causes miscarriage only very rarely unless the impact to the abdomen occurs >12 weeks of pregnancy when the uterus rises out of the pelvis. Stress and emotional shock do not cause miscarriage either.  When you are doing movements you should try to keep both feet on the floor because it is easier for a pregnant person to lose her balance because the growing abdomen shifts the center of gravity forward.  If you do fall by chance you or hit your abdomen, you  should go to the hospital immediately and contact your physician or midwife. Always check with your provider if dancing and or exercises is permitted for you . Each and every  pregnancy is different and each and every person’s body is different. What’s good for one person may not be good for another person!  Be safe and have fun. Happy New Years !!

Jacqueline Ann Chapman 

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