Maternal exercise during pregnancy

Sports Med. 1994 Oct;18(4):215-7. doi: 10.2165/00007256-199418040-00001.


Recent evidence resulting in revised ACOG Guidelines will allow physicians more latitude with their advice for women wishing to exercise during pregnancy. However, there is an increased responsibility for both mother-to-be and her physician to design an individualised activity programme to meet specific goals. The recommendation should continue to be that any woman who chooses to begin, or maintain an exercise routine during pregnancy should do so in consultation and proactive partnership with her obstetrician.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Body Temperature Regulation
  • Energy Intake
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Female
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Heart Rate / physiology
  • Humans
  • Physical Fitness / physiology
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Posture
  • Pregnancy / physiology*
  • Weight-Bearing