Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Some contraindication to Exercise during pregnancy

Which of the following is not a contraindication to exercise during pregnancy?
  • A) Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)
  • B) Incompetent cervix
  • C) Preterm labor during a prior pregnancy
  • D) Placenta previa
  • E) All are contraindications
The answer is :  ( E ).
Although supportive data is limited, there appears to be no reason why women who are in good health should not be permitted to engage in exercise while pregnant. However, women with medical or obstetric complications should be encouraged to avoid vigorous physical activity. Given the current lack of data, a conservative approach is warranted when doubt exists.

Contraindications to exercise during pregnancy include PIH, preterm rupture of membranes, preterm labor during the prior or current pregnancy, incompetent cervix or cerclage placement, persistent second- or third-trimester bleeding, placenta previa, and intrauterine growth retardation.

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