Vol 81, No 6 (2010)

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Physiotherapy in obstetrics

Agata Karowicz-Bilińska, Anita Sikora, Dorota Estemberg, Maria Brzozowska, Marlena Berner-Trąbska, Ewa Kuś, Urszula Kowalska-Koprek
Ginekol Pol 2010;81(6).


Abstract Physical activity during pregnancy, active preparation for the delivery and rehabilitation after delivery are factors that can influence the quality of life of a woman at those stages of life. Treatment and prevention of leg edemas decreases the risk of hospitalization. Kinezytherapy helps pregnant women to prevent obesity and stay in good physical condition. Physiological changes in skeleton and muscle system may be the reason of pain during pregnancy and physiotherapy may effectively prevent it. Preparation for the delivery by physical activity, kinezytheraphy and respiratory exercises increase awareness and help a pregnant woman to participated more actively in the act of the delivery.

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