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Regional practitioners receive no formal training or support when prescribing exercise to pregnant women
Introduction: The benefits of exercise during pregnancy for both mother and child are well documented. Despite these well-established benefits, very few Australian pregnant women are sufficiently active in accordance with exercise during pregnancy guidelines. Health practitioners play an integral role in helping pregnant women become sufficiently active. In an attempt to assist practitioners’ to confidently deliver evidence-based exercise prescription to pregnant women, exercise during pregnancy guidelines and screening tools have been developed by peak industry bodies around the world. cont.