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Bed-rest exercise, activity restriction, and high-risk pregnancies: a feasibility study.
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PMID:  21854162     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This feasibility study investigated the response of maternal heart rate, blood pressure, and uterine contractions to a 30-min bed-rest exercise session (while listening to music) in hospitalized women with varying diagnoses of high-risk pregnancy. Eleven antenatal women who were hospitalized for activity restriction were assigned randomly to either a bed-rest exercise and music group (n = 6) or a bed-rest and music group (n = 5) that involved no exercise. The key findings were that there were no changes in maternal blood pressure or in the number of uterine contractions following the exercise intervention. A supervised bed-rest exercise intervention may, therefore, provide minimal risks and help alleviate the physiological effects of hospital activity restriction.
Authors:
Chantale R Brun; J Kevin Shoemaker; Alan Bocking; Jo-Anne Hammond; Monica Poole; Michelle F Mottola
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1715-5312     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101264333     Medline TA:  Appl Physiol Nutr Metab     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
a R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation-Exercise and Pregnancy Laboratory, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada.
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