Does exercise training during pregnancy affect gestational age? A randomised, controlled trial.

Barakat Carballo, Ruben and Stirling, James and Lucía Mulas, Alejandro (2008). Does exercise training during pregnancy affect gestational age? A randomised, controlled trial.. "British Journal of Sports Medicine", v. 42 (n. 8); pp. 674-678. ISSN 0306-3674. https://doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.2008.047837.

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Title: Does exercise training during pregnancy affect gestational age? A randomised, controlled trial.
Author/s:
  • Barakat Carballo, Ruben
  • Stirling, James
  • Lucía Mulas, Alejandro
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: British Journal of Sports Medicine
Date: August 2008
ISSN: 0306-3674
Volume: 42
Subjects:
Faculty: Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Deporte (INEF) (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Background: Some controversy exists over the possibility that exercise during pregnancy might increase the risk of preterm delivery. Objective: This study aimed to determine the possible cause–effect relationship between regular exercise performed during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy by previously sedentary, healthy gravidae and gestational age at the moment of delivery. Methods: Caucasian (Spanish) women with singleton gestation were assigned to either a training (n=72) or a control (n=70) group. The supervised training programme focused mainly on very light resistance and toning exercises and included ,80 sessions (three times/ week, 35 min/session from weeks 12–13 to weeks 38– 39 of pregnancy). Results: No significant differences were found (p.0.05) between the groups in those maternal characteristics (age, smoking habits, number of hours standing or prior parity history) that could potentially influence gestational age. The mean gestational age did not differ (p=0.745) between the training (39 weeks,3 days (SD 1 day)) and the control group (39 weeks,4 days (SD 1 day)). Conclusions: Previously sedentary, healthy gravidae with singleton gestation can safely engage in moderate, supervised exercise programmes until the end of gestation as this would not affect gestational age.

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Item ID: 2537
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/2537/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:2537
DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.2008.047837
Official URL: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/42/8.toc
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Mar 2010 12:02
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 12:12
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