Journal article

What exercise advice are women receiving from their healthcare practitioners during pregnancy?

Melanie Hayman, Peter Reaburn, Stephanie Alley, Summer Cannon, Camille Short

Women and Birth | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Exercise during pregnancy is associated with a variety of health benefits for both mother and child. Despite these benefits, few Australian pregnant women are sufficiently active to meet current exercise during pregnancy guidelines. Healthcare practitioners can play an instrumental role in encouraging women to be active during their pregnancy through the provision of clear and accurate exercise advice. However, little is known about the exercise advice that pregnant women receive from Healthcare practitioners. METHODS: Regionally-based Australian women were asked to self-report the exercise advice they received from their Healthcare practitioners during their pregnancy via a surv..

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