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Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 6

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 6

Quality of the Evidence The quality of the evidence refers to the level of confidence in the evidence and ranges from very low to high. High quality: The Guideline Consensus Panel is very confident that the estimated effect of physical activity on the health outcome is close to the true effect. Moderate quality: The Guideline Consensus Panel is moderately confident inRead more about Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 6[…]

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 5

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 5

Strength of the Recommendations The GRADE system was utilized to grade the strength of the recommendations. Recommendations are rated as strong or weak based on the: (1) balance between benefits and harms; (2) overall quality of the evidence; (3) importance of outcomes (i.e., values and preferences of pregnant women); (4) use of resources (i.e., cost);Read more about Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 5[…]

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 4

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 4

Contraindications All pregnant women can participate in physical activity throughout pregnancy with the exception of those who have contraindications (listed below). Women with absolute contraindications may continue their usual activities of daily living but should not participate in more strenuous activities. Women with relative contraindications should discuss the advantages and disadvantages of moderate-to-vigorous intensity physicalRead more about Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 4[…]

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 3

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 3

Recommendation The specific recommendations in this 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy are provided below with corresponding statements indicating the quality of the evidence informing the recommendations and the strength of the recommendations (explanations follow). All women without contraindication should be physically active throughout pregnancy (strong recommendation, moderate quality evidence). Specific subgroups were examined: WomenRead more about Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 3[…]

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 2

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 2

Prenatal physical activity should be considered a front-line therapy for reducing the risk of pregnancy complications and enhancing maternal physical and mental health. For pregnant women not currently meeting this guideline, a progressive adjustment toward them is recommended. Previously active women may continue physical activity throughout pregnancy. Women may need to modify physical activity asRead more about Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 2[…]

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 1

Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 1

  Preamble This guideline provide evidence-based recommendations regarding physical activity throughout pregnancy in the promotion of maternal, fetal, and neonatal health. In the absence of contraindications (see later for a detailed list), following this guideline is associated with: (1) fewer newborn complications (i.e., large for gestational age); and (2) maternal health benefits (i.e., decreased riskRead more about Guidelines and Recommendation for Exercise in Pregnant Women – SERIES 1[…]