Does regular exercise during pregnancy affect the physical growth or mental development of infants?
School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa
A total of 104 infants of women recruited from an ongoing Drive, study of exercise during pregnancy returned for follow-up Cleveland, OH 44109 and had a satisfactory evaluation at 1 year. All mothers had had uncomplicated pregnancies. All mothers were white, 25-38 years old, had family incomes in the upper50%, had a median of 17 years of education, and most (91%) worked outside of the home. They all had well balanced diets, had12-28% body fat, and had no chronic illnesses; they did not use tobacco or drugs. Median parity was two. Exclusion criteria were an abnormal antenatal course (pre-mature labor, pregnancy-induced hypertension,
Western Journal of Medicine
(1999). Does regular exercise during pregnancy affect the physical growth or mental development of infants?. Western Journal of Medicine, 170(5), 264-264.
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