Physical Activity in Pregnancy

Aydemir H., Çeber Turfan E.

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Physical Activity in Pregnancy

Halime Aydemir1, Esin Çeber Turfan2

1Adnan Menderes University Application and Research Hospital, General Intensive Care, Aydın

2Ege University Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Midwifery, İzmir

There is much evidence that women who are physically active are more likely to give birth. At the beginning of the twentieth

century, physical activity suggestions were limited to walking in the fresh air, while in the 1930s the first foundations were

laid with more active physical activity programs. Between 1940 and 1960, it was limited to examples of physical activity

programs and open air walks. However, in recent years, most women want to participate in various physical activity

programs such as running in jogging, aerobic running or to maintain their sport.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) reported that the sedentary lifestyle was an important health

risk for women, and in 1985 published the first rules for physical activity during pregnancy. Women who start pregnancy

with a healthy lifestyle (eg physical activity, good nutrition, non-smoking) are encouraged to maintain these healthy habits.

Pre-pregnancy period and pregnancy are the period for healthy habits. Physical activity; women with risk factors such as

chronic hypertension, gestational diabetes or excess weight / obesity.

Physical activity during pregnancy; at least a moderate intensity of physical activity, ie walking with serial steps and deep

breathing or body temperature elevation should be performed. Health care providers need to educate pregnant women about

the benefits of physical activity during pregnancy and encourage them to include them in prenatal care.

This review; the necessity and benefits of physical activity in pregnancy.

Keywords: Pregnant, pregnancy, physical activity