Aerobic Exercise Decrease Body Weight Gain of Primigravida with Hypertension History

1Hotma S. Hutagaol

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Abstract:

Objectives: To determine the effect of aerobic exercise on body weight gain in primigravida mothers with a history of hypertension Method: This study used a quasi experimental with pre and post control group design of twenty primigravida mothers who were divided into 2 groups: those who did aerobic exercise for 12 weeks (intervention group) and did not do aerobic exercise (control group), and then body weight gain were taken in both groups. Result: The research results are body weight gain during the 12 weeks intervention was lower in the intervention group (Mean= 0.44) compared to the control group (Mean= 0.58) and was statistically significant (p= 0.03). Conclusion: The conclusion of this study that aerobic exercise can be the alternative way for pregnant women mostly to primigravida with a history of hypertension to decrease their body weight gain during pregnancy.

Keywords:

Aerobic Exercise, Body Weight Gain, Primigravida, Hypertension

Paper Details
Month5
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 1
Pages1978-1985