Year of Publication


Date of Thesis


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Exercise and Sport Sciences

Subject Categories

Prenatal care; Exercise for women


Thirty pregnant women participated in this study to deterrnine the effects of exercise versus non-exercise during pregnancy on the maternal parameters of body weight and systolic and diastolic blood pressure changes at 3,6, and 9 months of pregnancy. Half the participants (n = l5) were involved in a prenatal aerobic dance class which met bi-weekly throughout the pregnancy, the other half (n = l5) were only involved in activities for daily living.

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