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2019 Canadian guideline for physical activity throughout pregnancy

2019 Canadian guideline for physical activity throughout pregnancy.

Mottola MF, Davenport MH, Ruchat SM, Davies GA, Poitras VJ, Gray CE, Jaramillo Garcia A, Barrowman N, Adamo KB, Duggan M, Barakat R, Chilibeck P, Fleming K, Forte M, Korolnek J, Nagpal T, Slater LG, Stirling D, Zehr L. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Nov;52(21):1339-1346. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-100056.

The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada’s (SOGC) and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) released a joint clinical practice guideline to “provide evidence-based recommendations regarding physical activity throughout pregnancy in the promotion of maternal, fetal and neonatal health”. The document offers 6 recommendations related to who should be physically active during pregnancy and what physical activity is recommended during pregnancy. The authors also addresses safety precautions, reasons to stop physical activity, and how to start being active during pregnancy.

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