10. Exercise Recommendations for the Obese Gravida

  1. Deborah L. Conway MD
  1. Krista L. Rompolski MS1 and
  2. John M. Jakicic PhD1,2

Published Online: 18 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch10

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management

How to Cite

Rompolski, K. L. and Jakicic, J. M. (2011) Exercise Recommendations for the Obese Gravida, in Pregnancy in the Obese Woman: Clinical Management (ed D. L. Conway), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444391183.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Health and Physical Activity, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 2

    Physical Activity and Weight Management Research Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196482

Online ISBN: 9781444391183

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Keywords:

  • exercise recommendations - for the Obese Gravida;
  • obesity, and public health problems - challenges for women;
  • exercise for the obese, adverse pregnancy outcome control - and pregnancy weight gain attenuation;
  • exercise on gestational weight gain - lifestyle physical activity, structured exercise;
  • exercise, for women with low-risk pregnancies;
  • mechanical adaptations, during pregnancy - affecting performance and mobility;
  • barriers to exercise in pregnant women - fatigue, time constraints and physical limitations as obesity;
  • aerobic exercise for the obese during pregnancy - energy expenditure, attenuating gestational weight gain;
  • muscular conditioning and aerobic exercise - well-rounded fitness program for obese pregnant women;
  • exercise and gestational diabetes mellitus - insulin resistance, pregnancy effect due to hormonal changes and weight gain

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Exercise prescription for the obese pregnant woman

  • Exercise in the postpartum period

  • Conclusions

  • References