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Table 3 Attitude of the women towards the need to exercise during pregnancy and the reasons for doing so.

From: Knowledge, attitude and practice of women in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil with respect to physical exercise in pregnancy: a descriptive study

  n %
Adequate 151 93.8
Inadequate 10 6.2
Reason why physical exercise during pregnancy is necessary   
Makes delivery easier/improves maternal and fetal health 94 58.4
Relieves pain, discomfort; improves well-being 44 27.3
Avoids weight gain 13 8.1