Exercise During Pregnancy in Normal-Weight Women

Excellent Article from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Exercise During Pregnancy in Normal Weight Women

Conclusion

Aerobic exercise for 35–90 minutes 3–4 times per week during pregnancy can be safely performed by normal-weight women with singleton, uncomplicated gestations because this is not associated with an increased risk of preterm birth or with a reduction in mean gestational age at delivery. Exercise was associated with a significantly higher incidence of vaginal delivery and a significantly lower incidence of cesarean delivery, with a significantly lower incidence of gestational diabetes mellitus and hypertensive disorders and therefore should be encouraged.

 

 

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