Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Survey: Doctors Need More Knowledge About Exercise And Pregnancy

Found on the Medical News Today website

Main Category: Sports Medicine / Fitness
Also Included In: Pregnancy / Obstetrics; Women's Health / Gynecology
Article Date: 11 Feb 2010 - 3:00 PST

Research conducted by the President of the American College of Sports Medicine and colleagues shows many doctors aren't sure what to tell their pregnant patients about exercise.

ACSM President James Pivarnik, Ph.D., FACSM, and colleagues Patricia Bauer, Ph.D., and Cliff Broman, Ph.D., surveyed 93 M.D.s, D.O.s (doctors of osteopathy) and Certified Nurse Midwives about their knowledge of exercise recommendations for pregnant women. Although nearly all respondents - 99 percent - believed exercise was good for their expecting patients, 60 percent of M.D.s and 86 percent of D.O.s weren't familiar with pregnancy exercise guidelines. The results of the survey were published in the Journal of Women's Health.

SourceThe American College of Sports Medicine

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