International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2019, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part A
Guidelines during pregnancy
AUTHOR(S): Jayesh A Nair and Dr. Shalini Menon
Exercise is a significant part of a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy. The research is not yet done in the field to find the responses of pregnant women & fetus to physiologic & musculoskeletal changes during pregnancy due to exercise. Also, very little information is present regarding exercise tolerance & adaptations to resistance training during pregnancy. It greatly depends upon the fitness level of the individual before & during pregnancy. Artal R & Toole O M (2003) in the research on guidelines of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period focused on various factors which included uterine activity, nutritional requirements, cardiovascular adaptations, respiratory adaptations & thermoregulatory control. It is all around perceived that, during obstetric occasions, transient hypoxia could result at first in fetal tachycardia and an increment in fetal blood pressure. There are no reports to connect such unfriendly occasions with maternal exercise. Moreover, a medical emergency is needed before recommending an exercise programme to pregnant women. The contraindications to exercise recorded are proposed particularly as guidelines for deciding the suitability of activity during pregnancy for individual women. Other than the complete understanding of physiologic & musculoskeletal changes during pregnancy, the responses of the mother & the fetus to exercise has not be researched yet. Exercise before and during pregnancy leads to lower incidence of obesity, gestational diabetes & pre-eclampsia.
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How to cite this article:
Jayesh A Nair and Dr. Shalini Menon. Guidelines during pregnancy. International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences. 2019; 4(2): 17-20.