Canadian guideline for physical activity throughout pregnancy.
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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.