Jones, Jennifer; Housman, Jeff; McAleese, Willis
September 2010
American Journal of Health Studies;2010, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p120
Academic Journal
The purpose of this study was to investigate pregnancy related knowledge and behavior among of sample of pregnant women. Research indicates moderate exercise, specific dietary practices and weight management are beneficial to women before, during, and after pregnancy. Healthy lifestyle practices among pregnant women are associated with positive birth outcomes, and exercise and weight management during pregnancy alleviates discomfort and aides in better births and patient recovery. Foods consumed during pregnancy are the primary sources of nutrients for a growing baby. Economic, racial, and educational disparities were found for knowledge and behavior regarding exercise, nutrition, and weight management during pregnancy.


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