ACOG Committee opinion. Number 267, January 2002: exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

TítuloACOG Committee opinion. Number 267, January 2002: exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
Corporate AuthorsACOG Committee Obstetric Practice
JournalObstet Gynecol
Volume99
Issue1
Pagination171-3
Date Published2002 Jan
ISSN0029-7844
Palavras-chaveExercise, Female, Humans, Postpartum Period, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Societies, Medical
Abstract

The physiologic and morphologic changes of pregnancy may interfere with the ability to engage safely in some forms of physical activity. A woman's overall health, including obstetric and medical risks, should be evaluated before prescribing an exercise program. Generally, participation in a wide range of recreational activities appears to be safe during pregnancy; however, each sport should be reviewed individually for its potential risk, and activities with a high risk of abdominal trauma should be avoided during pregnancy. Scuba diving also should be avoided throughout pregnancy because the fetus is at an increased risk for decompression sickness during this activity. In the absence of either medical or obstetric complications, 30 minutes or more of moderate exercise a day on most, if not all, days of the week is recommended for pregnant women.

URLhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11777528
Alternate JournalObstet Gynecol
Citation Key155
PubMed ID11777528