[International recommandations on physical exercise for pregnant women].

Research paper by G G Filhol, P P Bernard, X X Quantin, C C Espian-Marcais, G G Ninot

Indexed on: 03 Dec '14Published on: 03 Dec '14Published in: Gynécologie Obstétrique & Fertilité


Benefits of physical exercise on the physical and psychological health lead to specifics guidelines during pregnancy. For pregnant women, to take part in aerobics exercise (walking, biking) (i.e. 30 minutes, three times per week at 60-90% of the maximal heart rate) and strength training (i.e. one to two times per week) is recommended. Physical exercise programs during pregnancy have shown benefits for preventing and treating complications pregnancy (e.g. gestational diabetes mellitus, overweight). Benefits of exercise and risks associated with sedentary should be widely diffused among pregnant women and prenatal caregivers.