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Exercise during pregnancy. A clinical update.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10740759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Research dealing with exercise during pregnancy continues to demonstrate marked benefits for mother and fetus. The type, intensity, frequency, and duration of the exercise seem to be important determinants of its beneficial effects. Maternal benefits include improved cardiovascular function, limited weight gain and fat retention, improved attitude and mental state, easier and less complicated labor, quick recovery, and improved fitness. Fetal benefits may include decreased growth of the fat organ, improved stress tolerance, and advanced neurobehavioral maturation. Currently, the offspring are leaner at 5 years of age and have a slightly better neurodevelopmental outcome. Postpubertal effects are still unknown. In the absence of medical contraindications, women should be encouraged to maintain their prepregnancy activity level.
J F Clapp
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in sports medicine     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0278-5919     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Sports Med     Publication Date:  2000 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-04-28     Completed Date:  2000-04-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8112473     Medline TA:  Clin Sports Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  273-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Reproductive Biology, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Bicycling / physiology
Exercise / physiology*
Pregnancy / physiology*
Stress, Physiological / physiopathology
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