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ISSA Unit 28 - Exercise and pregnancy

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    1: Describe the way in which exercise can benefit pregnant women

    reduce the prevalence of back pain,
    enhance prenatal weight management
    improves mental health.
    improves digestive health
    enhance levels of energy for activities of daily living (ADLs)
    reduces postpartum belly.

    2: What are the absolute contraindications of exercise for pregnant women?

    coronary heart disease
    ruptured membranes
    incompetent cervix
    premature labor
    multiple gestations
    vaginal bleeding
    placenta previa.

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    3: What are the relative contraindications to exercise for pregnant women?

    high blood pressure anemia, or other blood disorders,
    thyroid disorders,
    diabetes,
    palpitations, or irregular heart rhythms,
    extreme weight fluctuations (high or low),
    a history of precipitous labor, a history of intrauterine growth retardation,
    a history of bleeding during the current pregnancy, and an extremely sedentary lifestyle.

    4: What are the precautions necessary to minimize potential hazards and maximize benefits for pregnant women?

    Precautions that take into account are the type, intensity, duration, and frequency of aerobic exercise which should be tailored according to the individual woman’s needs. these should generally be low impact exercises.

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