ACOG Updates Guidelines to Include Exercise for Pregnant Athletes

Post date:



Yesterday, the American College of Gynecologists (ACOG) released their updated guidelines on exercise during pregnancy and postpartum—including a new section for athletes.

According to the updated guidelines, competitive athletes should be cautious and careful to avoid hyperthermia and blunt trauma. They should also make sure to drink plenty of water and stay properly hydrated, as well as make sure to eat well and get the calorie amount they require to prevent any weight loss. The guidelines also recommend competitive athletes be closely supervised by their doctors, as they may have a more strenuous training schedule and want to resume high-intensity training during postpartum sooner than other women.

For elite athletes, defined by the ACOG as someone with “several years of experience in a sport who has competed with other high-level performers and trains year-round at a high…

Continue Reading Source


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




Universities Are Not Preparing Educated Women for the Sexism That Greets Them After Graduation

In the storm surrounding highly educated women, I was reminded of my own career trajectory and that of my female colleagues, and the...

A Cabinet That Looks Like America

With Kamala Harris and 11 women nominees, seven of them women of color, President Joe Biden’s Cabinet will be, as he promised, “the...

I Tried the Famous $5 Amazon Mascara, and Here’s the Verdict

A byproduct of my Scandivian heritage? Very light colored eyebrows and eyelashes, the latter of which I’ve been darkening with mascara ever since...