Physical Activity during Pregnancy: Recommendations and Assessment Tools

Cibele Oliveira, Thiago Imakawa, Elaine Moisés
2017 Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia  
The literature that supports and recommends the practice of exercise during pregnancy is extensive.However, although a more complete research on ways to evaluate the physical activity performed by pregnant women has been perfomed, it is found that there is no gold standard and that the articles in the area are inconclusive. Thus, the objective of the present article is to review relevant aspects, such as, technique and applicability of the different methods for the assessment of physical
more » ... y during pregnancy to provide more reliable and safe information for health professionals to encourage their pregnant patients to engage in the practice of physical activity. This review concluded that all tools for the analysis of physical activity have limitations. Thus, it is necessary to establish the objectives of evaluation in an appropriate manner, as well as to determine their viability and cost-effectiveness for the population under study.
doi:10.1055/s-0037-1604180 pmid:28783859 fatcat:6oqfh7yjjffqthmcgreyov7bhq