n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Exercise in pregnancy : review

Volume 16, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1027-9148



Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? February 2006 11 REVIEW O&G Forum 2006;16:11-15 Introduction Exercise is an important part of modern healthy living throughout a woman"s life and health-care professionals carefully promote the benefits. On the other hand, the physiologic and morphologic changes during pregnancy lead many women to believe that it is safer to stop exercising during this period. So what are the perceptions of pregnant patients? It seems that rest and relaxation are perceived to be more important than regular exercise or an active lifestyle with women exercising more before, than during pregnancy and the postpartum period.1, 2 ..

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