Aerobic Exercise Decrease Body Weight Gain of Primigravida with Hypertension History
Hotma S. Hutagaol
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.
Volume: Volume 24
Issues: Issue 1
Keywords: Aerobic Exercise, Body Weight Gain, Primigravida, Hypertension