An investigation into regional medical practitioners' knowledge of exercise during pregnancy guidelines

Melanie Hayman*, Mark Taranto, Peter Reaburn, Stephanie Alley, Camille E Short

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Extract Increasing physical activity (PA) behaviours among Australian pregnant women is recognised as a national health priority. This priority arises from the well-established link between physical activity during pregnancy and health benefits for both mother and her unborn child. Despite these benefits, research suggests that <35% of Australian pregnant women are currently meeting exercise during pregnancy guidelines[3] which recommend an accumulation of at least 150 min of moderate-vigorous PA per week, consisting of both aerobic and resistance-based activity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-383
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian Journal of Rural Health
Issue number6
Early online date11 Aug 2017
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


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