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The elite athlete and exercise in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8888453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As the opportunities for women to compete in elite sports competition increase, it is inevitable that pregnancy will occur during training and competition. The effect of the high-intensity exercise needed to compete at the elite level will be found in anatomic changes such as ligament relaxation, change in posture, and increased weight. These will all detract from the ability to attain peak performance. The effect of the high-intensity training on the athlete and the fetus must also be considered. The physiological and metabolic changes will have a variable effect; however, awarenees of these changes should prevent problems. There is some evidence suggesting an increase in low birthweight infants but no evidence of preterm birth. Unfortunately, much of our information is based on limited studies, so caution and careful evaluation are essential.
R W Hale; L Milne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in perinatology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0146-0005     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Perinatol.     Publication Date:  1996 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-23     Completed Date:  1997-01-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801132     Medline TA:  Semin Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  277-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC 20024-2188, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Exercise / physiology*
Fetus / physiology*
Heart Rate, Fetal
Pregnancy / physiology*

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