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In 2002, and reaffirmed in 2009, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended that healthy pregnant women exercise for at least thirty minutes most days of the week. Exercise during a healthy pregnancy is safe and has many maternal and fetal benefits. Identified benefits include management of weight gain, improvement in mood, and preparation for labor. Previous research has evaluated women’s beliefs and practices of exercise in pregnancy, but it has focused on affluent, ethnic majority populations. This survey study was performed to assess beliefs about exercise in pregnancy in a predominantly low-income, urban minority population.
Exercise Beliefs During Pregnancy in a Predominantly Low-Income, Urban Minority Population
McAlpine, MSIII, Lindsay S.; Marschilok, PGY-3, Christine A.; Maratas, MD, Amber S.; and Close, MD, Jeremy D., "Exercise Beliefs During Pregnancy in a Predominantly Low-Income, Urban Minority Population" (2016). CWIC Posters. 31.