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Antenatal exercise to improve outcomes in overweight or obese women: a systematic review.
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PMID:  22229625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background. Women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy are at increased risk of a number of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Objective. To systematically review the literature to assess the benefits and harms of an exercise intervention for pregnant women who are overweight or obese. Search strategy. A literature search of PUBMED, SCOPUS, the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (CENTRAL), and the Australian and International Clinical Trials Registers, and an additional hand search through bibliographies of various publications was performed. There were no date or language restrictions. Selection criteria. Randomized controlled trials comparing supervised antenatal exercise intervention with routine standard antenatal care in women who were overweight or obese during pregnancy were included. The primary outcome was maternal gestational weight gain. The quality of each study was assessed utilizing standard Cochrane Systematic Review methodology. Data collection and analysis. Six randomized controlled trials and one quasi-randomized trial involving a total of 276 women who were overweight or obese during pregnancy, were identified and included. Main results. Provision of a supervised antenatal exercise intervention was associated with lower gestational weight gain (5 trials, 216 participants, mean difference of -0.36 kg, 95% CI: -0.64 to -0.09kg) when compared with standard antenatal care. Conclusions. A monitored physical activity intervention appears to be successful in limiting gestational weight gain, however the effect on maternal and infant health is less certain.
Zhixian Sui; Rosalie M Grivell; Jodie M Dodd
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1600-0412     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
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Created Date:  2012-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors AOGS© 2012 Nordic Federation of Societies of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The Robinson Institute, Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, The University of Adelaide, Women's and Children's Hospital, 72 King William Road, North Adelaide, South Australia 5006, Australia.
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