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Arch Hellen Med, 39(2), March-April 2022, 271-275


Physical exercise during multiple pregnancy after medically assisted reproduction

T. Giaskevitis,1 A. Philippou,1 M. Maridaki,2 N. Paparisteidis3
1Laboratory of Physiology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
2Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens,
3Department of Human Reproduction, IVF, "Elena Venizelou" General Maternal Hospital, Athens, Greece

The case described is of a 35-year-old woman with a multiple pregnancy achieved by medically assisted reproduction technology using the method of intrauterine insemination, following which she followed a regular program of physical exercise throughout her pregnancy. The exercise program was modified depending on her current physical condition, symptoms, and the trimester of pregnancy. The pregnancy progressed normally, and examinations showed satisfactory respiratory maturity, physical development and weight of the fetuses, amount of amniotic fluid and maturity of the placenta, and at the 37th week of pregnancy, two healthy babies were born, each with an Apgar score of 10.

Key words: Assisted reproductive technology, Physical exercise, Preterm labor.

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