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Exercise, sports participation, and musculoskeletal disorders of pregnancy and postpartum.
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PMID:  22113514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The benefits of rigorous physical activity have long been proclaimed by the medical community. However, consensus regarding exercise duration and intensity in pregnancy has been more difficult to achieve. Conservative exercise guidelines for pregnant women were issued broadly in the 1980s due to limited evidence regarding safety. More recent evidence has failed to demonstrate ill effects of physical activity during pregnancy, as any effects on the mother and the fetus have thus far shown to be positive. The physical discomfort experienced by virtually all women during pregnancy, nearly 25% of whom experience at least temporarily disabling symptoms, is often a barrier to participation in an exercise program. An approach to developing an exercise program during pregnancy will be discussed in this article, as well as the potential benefits of such a program for the maternal-fetal unit, and common pregnancy-related musculoskeletal conditions, including a discussion of the anatomy, physiology, diagnosis, and treatment of such disorders.
Joanne P Borg-Stein; David J Fogelman; Kathryn E Ackerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-11-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in neurology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1098-9021     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Neurol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8111343     Medline TA:  Semin Neurol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© Thieme Medical Publishers.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston.
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