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Author May, Linda E

Title Physiology of prenatal exercise and fetal development / Linda E. May
Published New York : Springer, ©2012


Description 1 online resource (viii, 44 pages)
Series SpringerBriefs in physiology, 2192-9866
SpringerBriefs in physiology.
Contents Maternal Exercise Throughout Gestation and Fetal Development -- Effects of Maternal Exercise on Labor and Delivery -- Fetal and Postnatal Growth and Development -- Effect on Postnatal Health and Beyond -- What are the Barriers to and What is OK for an Exercise Study -- Conclusions
Summary Exercise during pregnancy maintains, and in some cases improves, maternal fitness and physical capacity, significantly decreases risk of developing preeclampsia, hypertension, gestational diabetes mellitus, decreases weight gain, and improves attitude and mental state.¡ Placental adaptations have been discovered recently that indicate an increase in blood flow and nourishment to the fetus.¡ This new SpringerBrief in Physiology explores the newest research findings on how exercise influences the fetus in utero and beyond.¡ Physiology of Prenatal Exercise and Fetal Development reviews the current findings of how maternal exercise throughout gestation influences fetal development of key organ systems, and will also encompass the relationship between maternal activity level and fetal, birth, and neonatal effects.¡ This information will help researchers and scientists better understand the physiological effects of exercise during pregnancy on offspring development
Analysis Medicine
Human physiology
Maternal and infant welfare
Developmental biology
Maternal and Child Health
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Exercise for pregnant women.
Pregnant women -- Physiology
Fetus -- Development -- Physiology
Exercise -- physiology
Pregnancy -- physiology
Embryo and Fetal Development -- physiology
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Pregnancy & Childbirth.
Exercise for pregnant women.
Pregnant women -- Physiology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781461434085