Chapter 13. Obstetrics and Gynecology

  1. Professor Martin P. Schwellnus MBBCh, MSc, MD
  1. Raul Artal MD and
  2. Susan Hoffstetter PhD

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch13

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport

How to Cite

Artal, R. and Hoffstetter, S. (2009) Obstetrics and Gynecology, in Olympic Textbook of Medicine in Sport (ed M. P. Schwellnus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300635.ch13

Editor Information

  1. UCT/MRC Research Unit for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Department of Human Biology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Author Information

  1. Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, St. Louis University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405156370

Online ISBN: 9781444300635

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Keywords:

  • benefits and risks of maternal exercise during pregnancy;
  • exercise prescription during pregnancy;
  • exercise prescription for the pregnant elite athlete;
  • postpartum exercise prescription;
  • menstrual abnormalities in female athlete;
  • exercise and bone health in female athlete

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Benefits and risks of maternal exercise during pregnancy

  • Exercise prescription during pregnancy

  • Exercise prescription for the pregnant elite athlete

  • Postpartum exercise prescription

  • Menstrual abnormalities in the female athlete

  • Exercise and bone health in the female athlete

  • Conclusions

  • References