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02 July 2018

Volume 26 | Issue 7

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Recreational exercise during pregnancy: Attitudes and beliefs of midwives and physiotherapists

Many studies have confirmed the benefits of recreational exercise during pregnancy for both the mother and the fetus (Magro-Malosso 2017; Rogoziñska et al, 2017) Recreational exercise is defined by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) as ‘planned regular exercise that a woman takes during her pregnancy, which involves energetic (aerobic) exercise (such as swimming or running) and/or strength conditioning exercise’ (RCOG, 2006a:2)

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