n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - South African Sports Medicine Association position statement on exercise in pregnancy : position statement
|Article Title||South African Sports Medicine Association position statement on exercise in pregnancy : position statement|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria, 2 University of Pretoria, 3 University of Pretoria, 4 University of Pretoria, 5 Preggi Bellies South Africa, 6 University of the Witwatersrand, 7 Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital and 8 Centre for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics|
|Publication Date||Jun 2012|
|Pages||69 - 71|
There are many concerns about exercise during pregnancy, with medical advice historically dissuading women from continuing or initiating regular exercise programmes. However, research has shown that high levels of exercise are not associated with an increased incidence of negative events.
Currently, many women of childbearing age wish to continue with their exercise programmes during pregnancy. Appropriate guidance and exercise counselling by the attending care provider can fulfil this need. This position statement aims to assist pregnant women and their care providers in assessing the merits and benefits of improving and maintaining fitness during this period.
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