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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 16, No. 3, 2006, pp. 325-331
Bioline Code: pe06044
Full paper language: Farsi
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2006, pp. 325-331

 en Does Regular Ergometeric Training Have Any Effect On The Pregnancy Outcome?
Sedaghati, P; Ardjmand, A & Sedaghat, iN

Abstract


Background: The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of an ergometric training program on the pregnancy outcome.
Methods: Samples (90 pregnant) females were randomly selected in two experimental (No: 40) and control (No: 50) groups. In the experimental group, a training program for a period of 8 weeks (two sessions each week; each session consisted of 15-30 min) with an intensity of 50-60% of maximal heart rate was performed.
Findings: Results showed no significant difference in pregnancy length, near birth neonate weight, 1st min APGAR, mechonial amniotic fluid and the type of feeding between experimental and control groups )p>0.05(. But the comparison of 5th min APGAR and the type of delivery in both experimental and control groups showed a significant difference (P<0.05).
Conclusion: It was concluded that a suitable physical activity in pregnancy not only causes no injury to the mother, but it guaranties a safer delivery and a sound birth.

Keywords
Physical activity , Sports , Ergometer , APGAR , Meconial , Neonate weight

 
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