Question by  jkperrongmailcom (19)

Is it okay to use an elliptical machine if I am pregnant?

I have been using my elliptical machine for about 3 years now and love it.


Answer by  Lisa50 (493)

Doctors exercise is good for the labor that will be coming soon, and they are right. Even though it is okay to exercise, the elliptical machine is good for a couple of months, then you need to do something light, like walking.


Answer by  Lime1 (107)

It is okay to use an elliptical machine in the first trimester of your pregnancy, and maybe the 2nd but you should not be exercising vigorously towards the end of your pregnancy. You may want to consider alternate forms of exercise such as yoga, water aerobics, tai chi, etc. You want low stress low impact exercises.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Talk to you doctor to see based on your prexisting conditions and state of your preganacy, but in general exercise is encouraged and low impact, like the elliptical is good.


Answer by  maber (1427)

I would speak with your doctor before doing any kinds of exersice while pregnant. If you have been doing it everyday, it is most likely fine assuming no pregnancy problems, but it is best to get a professional opinion. Don't want to risk any harm to you or the baby.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

As long as you do not have a high risk pregnancy and you were in good shape prior to the pregnancy it should be safe. Consult your doctor.


Answer by  schmitty81 (20)

This is a question you should always take up with your heath care provider but many of them will tell you an elliptical machine is perfectly fine. You just want to use a moderate speed and monitor your heart rate. Just be careful not to overdo it.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

It is safe to use an elliptical machine if the rate of exercise is does not drive up your heart rate. A rate equivalent to a slow walk is fine. Do not use the elliptical machine if you have been ordered to bed rest or keep your heart rate low.


Answer by  sirnintendo (18)

Using an elliptical machine while pregnant is very safe for you and your baby. Always be sure to check how you feel while using it.


Answer by  Nuxie (14)

It is fine to use as long as you don't go overboard and are having a normal pregnancy, with no complications. Always make sure that you are comfortable (clothing and temperature) and are well hydrated.


Answer by  Jakey98 (222)

You should definitely talk to your doctor before doing any exercise while pregnant. Elliptical machines are probably very bad for you, but other exercise regiments might be okay.


Answer by  Angela17 (697)

This machine is used to stimulate walking and running. There is nothing wrong with using this while pregnant. Make sure to keep yourself hydrated and dont over do it.

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