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  • Exercise During Pregnancy and Post-Partum

    by Guest Blogger | Nov 20, 2015
    The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) have similar guidelines that encourage pregnant women to engage in health-related physical activity during pregnancy. Before beginning an exercise program, pregnant women should complete a screening questionnaire (e.g., PARmed-X; www.csep.ca/forms.asp) and discuss exercise options with their obstetric provider to ensure it is safe for her (and her baby) to exercise. During pregnancy, the goals are to maintain/ increase fitness and avoid exertion that could be harmful to mother or fetus. The intensity of exercise that is safe and appropriate varies among individuals and changes across the length of the pregnancy. To read the full article, click here to revisit the October 2014 issue of the ACSM Fit Society Page newsletter.

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