Is it okay to play volleyball while I am pregnant?

Patient

Q: Hello my name is Melissa ,I have about 2 weeks pregnancy first time, and I play volleyball in sand I will like to know please if I can stay play, thank you in advance

Symptoms:  non
Doctor

A:   Thank you for your question. In the first trimester of pregnancy, which you are in, it may be possible to safely play volleyball, provided that you do so moderately, and avoid falling severely, or being hit in the abdomen. Extra precaution needs to be taken to protect your developing child and prevent miscarriage. However, as your pregnancy advances into the second and third trimester, we recommend that you refrain from engaging in high impact sports such as volleyball and exercise moderately by walking, swimming or using an elliptical trainer. If you have any high risk conditions such as preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, or any other illnesses prior to getting pregnant, please consult your obstetrician before engaging in any physical activity while pregnant.

Thank you for choosing Askthedoctor.com

Comments / Follow Ups

Guest: I have recently found out I'm 5wks4 days pregnant. I have been spotting on and off all week. Last note I bled quite a bit along with cramps. This morning I'm not bleeding as much just a bit when I wipe and a few spots(brown).I have done a clear blue test as well which indicates I'm still pregnant 2-3 wks. Please help I've had 2 recent miscarriages.

Related Q&A

Q: I rubbed my penis over my girlfriend's vagina. I did not ejaculate. It was covered in pre-ejaculate though and I had ...

Q: Hi I'm a 17 year old female and two weeks ago I started taking the contraceptive pill. Unfortunately I wasn't infor...

Q: If I my girlfriend and I were grinding naked during ovulation or the day before and I had Precum on my finger and fin...

Q: Had sex on day 14/15 of my cycle which is usually 27/28 days. We used a condom but it broke . He wasn't near ejacula...

Q: I had a 3 day bleeding with cramps, which was different from my usual period, 27 days after having had unprotected se...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews