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Type of delivery is not affected by light resistance and toning exercise training during pregnancy: a randomized trial
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Physical education and sport
Information
Abstract
A large number of studies have shown no association during pregnancy between physical activity and gestational age, risk of preterm delivery, or intrauterine growth. The results of the few studies that have investigated the possible association between physical activity during pregnancy and the type of delivery suggest a reduced risk of cesarean delivery in pregnant women who exercise regularly. However, no randomized, controlled exercise training trials in large population samples have investigated this possible relationship. This randomized, controlled trial assessed the effects of a supervised maternal exercise training program conducted during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy on the type of delivery (normal, instrumental, or cesarean) and on dilation, expulsion, and childbirth time. Healthy pregnant sedentary women were assigned randomly to either to a program consisting of supervised light-intensity resistance training and toning or a control group (n = 80 each). No significant difference between the 2 groups was found in the percentage of women with normal, instrumental, or cesarean delivery (training: 70.8%, 13.9%, and 15.3%, respectively, and control: 71.4%, 12.9%, and 15.7%, respectively) (all P > 0 0.1). There was also no difference between the groups in the mean dilation, expulsion, and childbirth time (all P > 0.1). The investigators conclude from these findings that supervised resistance and toning exercise training conducted during the second and third trimester of pregnancy does not affect the type of delivery or the mean dilation, expulsion, and childbirth time in previously sedentary pregnant women.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Obstetrical
ISBN
0029-7828
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
65
Journal number
4
From page
209
To page
210
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: James Robert Stirling . (UPM)
  • Autor: María Zakinthinaki . (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Deporte Rendimiento
  • Departamento: Deportes
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