Arlene M. Wallace, CNM, MS, is a Certified Nurse-Midwife at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. She received her nurse-midwifery education at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
THE EFFECTS OF AEROBIC EXERCISE ON THE PREGNANT WOMAN, FETUS, AND PREGNANCY OUTCOME
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
1987 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 32, Issue 5, pages 277–290, September-October 1987
How to Cite
Wallace, A. M. and Engstrom, J. L. (1987), THE EFFECTS OF AEROBIC EXERCISE ON THE PREGNANT WOMAN, FETUS, AND PREGNANCY OUTCOME. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 32: 277–290. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(87)90022-X
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2011
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2011
The literature on the effects of aerobic exercise on the pregnant woman, her fetus, and pregnancy outcome is reviewed. These findings are used to provide a prescription for exercise during pregnancy. Although limited, research suggests that moderate exercise is safe for pregnant women without medical or obstetrical complications. Further research is needed to determine if exercise is associated with low birthweight, preterm labor, teratogenic effects, or fetal distress.