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Should I exercise if I am over 35 and pregnant with twins?

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Yes. Regular exercise will help you stay at a healthy pregnancy weight, keep your strength up, and ease stress. Just be sure you review your exercise program with your doctor. You'll most likely be able to continue your normal exercise routine throughout your pregnancy. But your doctor can help you figure out if you'll need to decrease or modify your routine.

From: Twins Pregnancy After 35 WebMD Medical Reference

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Later Childbearing;" "Screening for Birth Defects;" "Reducing Your Risk of Birth Defects;" and "Routine Tests in Pregnancy."

March of Dimes: "A Mommy After 35" and "Overweight and Obesity During Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on November 6, 2018

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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Later Childbearing;" "Screening for Birth Defects;" "Reducing Your Risk of Birth Defects;" and "Routine Tests in Pregnancy."

March of Dimes: "A Mommy After 35" and "Overweight and Obesity During Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on November 6, 2018

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