Skip Navigation LinksHome > September 2014 - Volume 57 - Issue 3 > Maternal Activity Restriction in Pregnancy and the Preventio...
Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000048
Prevention of Preterm Birth in 2014

Maternal Activity Restriction in Pregnancy and the Prevention of Preterm Birth: An Evidence-based Review

MCCARTY-SINGLETON, SIOBHAN MD; SCISCIONE, ANTHONY C. DO, MD

Collapse Box

Abstract

Activity restriction is one of the most common practices used for the prevention of preterm birth. Despite the lack of evidence to support the efficacy of activity restriction, and newer data that highlight potential harms to the mother, the intervention is still prescribed. This review of the literature describes the potential benefits, harms, and efficacy of activity restriction in the prevention of preterm birth.

© 2014, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Login

Article Tools

Share

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.