The effect of exercise on uterine activity in the last eight weeks of pregnancy

Jean Claude Veille, Alan (Roger) Hohimer, Kathy Burry, Leon Speroff

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Abstract

In order to determine if moderate maternal exercise increased uterine activity, a prospective study was done during the last 8 weeks of pregnancy in 17 women. Two forms of exercise were chosen, weight-hearing (running) and non-weight-bearing (stationary bicycle), to study this hypothesis. The results slow that with these types of exercise no increase in uterine activity was noted. This is useful information to convey to pregnant patients ready to engage in a physical fitness program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-730
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume151
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 1985

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Keywords

  • exercise
  • pregnancy
  • Uterine activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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The effect of exercise on uterine activity in the last eight weeks of pregnancy. / Veille, Jean Claude; Hohimer, Alan (Roger); Burry, Kathy; Speroff, Leon.

In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 151, No. 6, 15.03.1985, p. 727-730.

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Veille, Jean Claude ; Hohimer, Alan (Roger) ; Burry, Kathy ; Speroff, Leon. / The effect of exercise on uterine activity in the last eight weeks of pregnancy. In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1985 ; Vol. 151, No. 6. pp. 727-730.
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