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Einstein (São Paulo)

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Abstract

SANTOS, Caroline Mombaque dos et al. Effect of maternal exercises on biophysical fetal and maternal parameters: a transversal study. Einstein (São Paulo) [online]. 2016, vol.14, n.4, pp.455-460. ISSN 2317-6385.  https://doi.org/10.1590/s1679-45082016ao3758.

Objective

To evaluate the acute effects of maternal and fetal hemodynamic responses in pregnant women submitted to fetal Doppler and an aerobic physical exercise test according to the degree of effort during the activity and the impact on the well-being.

Methods

Transversal study with low risk pregnant women, obtained by convenience sample with gestational age between 26 to 34 weeks. The participants carry out a progressive exercise test.

Results

After the exercise session, reduced resistance (p=0.02) and pulsatility indices (p=0.01) were identified in the umbilical artery; however, other Doppler parameters analyzed, in addition to cardiotocography and fetal biophysical profile did not achieve significant change. Maternal parameters obtained linear growth with activity, but it was not possible to establish a standard with the Borg scale, and oxygen saturation remained stable.

Conclusion

A short submaximal exercise had little effect on placental blood flow after exercise in pregnancies without complications, corroborating that healthy fetus maintains homeostasis even in situations that alter maternal hemodynamics.

Keywords : Exercise; Pregnancy; Fetal monitoring; Fetus; Exercise test.

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