Chapter 7. Exercise—Risks and Benefits

  1. John T. Queenan MD Professor Chairman Emeritus2,
  2. John C. Hobbins MD Professor of Obstetrics3 and
  3. Catherine Y. Spong MD Chief4
  1. James Clapp MD

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch7

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Clapp, J. (2005) Exercise—Risks and Benefits, in Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies, Fourth Edition (eds J. T. Queenan, J. C. Hobbins and C. Y. Spong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312904.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 3257 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA

  2. 3

    University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4200 East 9th Avenue, B-198, Denver, CO 80262, USA

  3. 4

    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Center for Developmental Biology and Perinatal Medicine, Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, National Institutes of Health, 6100 Executive Bivd, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA

Author Information

  1. Metro Health Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2500 Metro Health Drive, Cleveland, OH 44109-1998, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405125796

Online ISBN: 9781444312904

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Keywords:

  • physiologic adaptations;
  • vascular reactivity;
  • pregnancy – growth process increasing oxygen consumption, glucose utilization; decreases gluconeogenesis and insulin sensitivity;
  • fetoplacental energy needs;
  • hypoglycemia;
  • exercise—risks and benefits

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview

  • Physiologic Responses to Exercise during Pregnancy

  • Risks

  • Benefits

  • Potential Preventive Value of Exercise

  • Brief Recommendations

  • References