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What modifications do I need to make to my workout while pregnant with twins?

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Shorten your workout. As your pregnancy progresses, you may find yourself tiring out more quickly. If all you can handle is a 10-minute walk, plan a couple of brief jaunts throughout the day.

Shift your weight. Roll up a towel and put it under one side of your back so the blood can keep flowing to your legs while you stretch.

Use lighter weights. More repetitions with lighter weights can keep your muscles strong without hurting your joints.

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, , Women’s Health Care Physicians, 2010. Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month

Cleveland Clinic: “Expecting Twins or Triplets.”

Heather J Alker, MD. Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Childbirth Educator, Amherst, Massachusetts.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: “Multiple Pregnancy and Birth: Twins, Triplets & Higher Order Multiples. A Guide for Patients.”

March of Dimes: “Multiples: twins, triplets and beyond - Pregnancy.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Having Twins.” 

Walker A. . McGraw-Hill, 2005. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Riley L. . Meredith Books, 2006. Pregnancy: The Ultimate Week-By-Week Pregnancy Guide

Brookside Associates Medical Education Division: “Activity Modifications During Pregnancy. In: .” Obstetric and Newborn Care - I

Boston Women’s Health Book Collective. . Simon and Schuster, 2008. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, , Women’s Health Care Physicians, 2010. Your Pregnancy and Childbirth: Month to Month

Cleveland Clinic: “Expecting Twins or Triplets.”

Heather J Alker, MD. Board Certified Obstetrician & Gynecologist, Childbirth Educator, Amherst, Massachusetts.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine: “Multiple Pregnancy and Birth: Twins, Triplets & Higher Order Multiples. A Guide for Patients.”

March of Dimes: “Multiples: twins, triplets and beyond - Pregnancy.”

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Having Twins.” 

Walker A. . McGraw-Hill, 2005. The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating During Pregnancy

Riley L. . Meredith Books, 2006. Pregnancy: The Ultimate Week-By-Week Pregnancy Guide

Brookside Associates Medical Education Division: “Activity Modifications During Pregnancy. In: .” Obstetric and Newborn Care - I

Boston Women’s Health Book Collective. . Simon and Schuster, 2008. Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 17, 2018

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