Physical Exercise in the type 2
or NIDDM & GDM Pregnancies
Physical Exercise in the
type 2 or NIDDM & GDM Pregnancies:
Regular physical exercise if allowed by the obstetrician is permitted
but there is no scientific evidence that it improves either the outcome
of these Pregnancies or in reducing caesarean section rates.
However, a regular 20 minutes
relaxed walk morning and evening in these women (excluding those with
complications) would definitely help glucose control in the NIDDM group
and prevent undue weight gain in the GDM group. The reader is referred
to the position statement on exercise by the American College of Obs.
& Gynecology, which found no evidence to support the popular view that
exercise improves outcome of Diabetic Pregnancies.
Factors for GDM in Pregnant Women (Indications for doing Glucose Tolerance
DIABETES, PREGNANCY BIRTH STUDY (1994)
Dietary Plan and Nutrition Recommendations in
Pregnant Women with Diabetes
Physical Exercise in Type I (or) IDDM Pregnancy
Future of GDM Mothers