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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