Effects of Maternal Aerobic Exercise on Selected Pregnancy Outcomes in Nulliparas

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This study evaluated the effects of participation in aerobic exercise on pregnancy outcomes. Pregnancy outcomes included type of delivery, length of labor, gestational age, neonatal birth weight, and maternal weight gain. The 137 nulliparas were categorized as active (N=44) or sedentary (N=93) based on self-reported aerobic exercise. Findings from this study suggest that pregnant women who were active during pregnancy were more likely to have vaginal deliveries than sedentary women. No significant differences between active and sedentary women were found in neonatal birth weight, maternal weight gain, length of labor, or gestational age.

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Melgar, Dian L. (Dian Louise) August 1997.

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This study evaluated the effects of participation in aerobic exercise on pregnancy
outcomes. Pregnancy outcomes included type of delivery, length of labor, gestational
age, neonatal birth weight, and maternal weight gain. The 137 nulliparas were categorized as active (N=44) or sedentary (N=93) based on self-reported aerobic
exercise. Findings from this study suggest that pregnant women who were active during
pregnancy were more likely to have vaginal deliveries than sedentary women. No
significant differences between active and sedentary women were found in neonatal birth weight, maternal weight gain, length of labor, or gestational age.

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vi, 57 leaves

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Melgar, Dian L. (Dian Louise). Effects of Maternal Aerobic Exercise on Selected Pregnancy Outcomes in Nulliparas, thesis, August 1997; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278051/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .