Benefits of exercises on selected physiological common complaints during pregnancy
Authors: Manisha Manoj Kondhare, Usha Khodgire
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The purpose of the study was to identify the common pregnancy related physiological complaints among the women during pregnancy at selected hospitals in Pune city. The population in this study consisted of Pune city women who attended the antenatal exercises classes from selected hospitals. The researcher selected total 71 subjects as a sample for the study. To achieve the objectives of the present study researcher constructed the questionnaire for the purpose of data collection. For collection of data researcher used closed ended type questionnaire. Data were numerically coded and captured in Excel, using an SPSS software program. The researcher used Descriptive statistics percentage and inferential statistics Pearson Chi-Square in this research. Out of 69, 57 (82.6%) subjects were suffering from back pain, out of this 56 subjects (98.2%) got positive results and (1.8%) has no change in the back pain, out of 69, 40 subjects (58%) were suffering from fatigue, laziness, but antenatal exercises helped 32 subjects (80%) to reduce the fatigue, laziness etc and 20% subjects has no change. Out of 69, 59 subjects (85.5%) were having leg cramp. 58 subjects (98.3%) got relief from leg cramp and (1.7%) has no change in the leg cramp. In this study participants (Pregnant women) who received antenatal exercises helps to reduce the back pain, fatigue and laziness and leg cramp i.e. selected physiological complaints during pregnancy.
Keywords: Pregnancy, antenatal exercise.