The value of exercise during pregnancy is controversial; both benefits and risks have been hypothesized.
As empiric evidence is scant, the issue was investigated in a prospective study that assessed the impact on fetal growth of maternal exercise in each trimester of pregnancy.
A cohort of over 800 prenatal patients was recruited from obstetric practices in Pennsylvania and New York between January 1987 and June 1989.
Subjects were interviewed at entry into care and recontacted at 28 and 36 weeks of gestation.
In women with prior adverse outcomes or a lack of conditioning, the associations between maternal exercise and fetal growth were equivocal.
In fit, low-risk, prenatal patients, exercise was positively associated with fetal growth.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypotrophie foetale, Epidémiologie, Mère, Poids naissance, Nourrisson, Homme, Gestation pathologie, Foetus pathologie, Exercice physique, Fitness, Gestation, Pennsylvanie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, New York, Prospective, Etude cohorte
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fetal hypotrophy, Epidemiology, Mother, Birth weight, Infant, Human, Pregnancy disorders, Fetal diseases, Physical exercise, Fitness, Pregnancy, Pennsylvania, United States, North America, America, New York, Prospective, Cohort study
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Code Inist : 002B20F02. Création : 199406.