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Regular Aquatic Activities and Pregnancy Outcomes (aquapreg)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02602106
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified October 2015 by Ruben Barakat Carballo, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 11, 2015
Last Update Posted : November 11, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ruben Barakat Carballo, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Brief Summary:
Aquatic activities is one of the most attractive physical exercise during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Weight Gain Behavioral: Aquatic activities intervention Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of moderate regular aquatic exercise during pregnancy on maternal and fetus outcomes.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effects of Regular Aquatic Activities on Pregnancy Outcomes
Study Start Date : June 2011
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2017

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MedlinePlus related topics: Body Weight

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Intervention group

The aquatic exercise program included a total of three 50-55 minutes session per week. Pregnant women started at 9 weeks and finished at 38-39 weeks.

Each session included 10 minutes of warm up and 10 minutes of cool down including an specific pelvic floor muscle training. The core section of the session included aerobic and strength moderate exercise in water during 25 to 30 minutes

Behavioral: Aquatic activities intervention
Women were suggested to exercise regularly through aquatic activities. A professional in physical exercise and sports designed and conducted the aquatic exercise program.

No Intervention: Control group
Sedentary healthy pregnant women

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Maternal gestational weight gain [ Time Frame: 40-42 weeks ]
    Maternal weight gain was collected at the end of pregnancy as well as before getting pregnant (pre-gestational weight gain)

  2. Birthweight [ Time Frame: 37-42 weeks ]
    Birth weight was collected at delivery

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Number of participants with adverse pregnancy outcomes as assessed by medical records [ Time Frame: 37-42 weeks ]
    Other health baby outcomes at delivery

  2. Gestational age [ Time Frame: 37-42 weeks ]
    Gestational age of pregnancy

  3. Maternal blood pressure and gestational diabetes as assessed by medical records [ Time Frame: 9 to 42 weeks ]
    Blood pressure, gestational diabetes...

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy pregnant women without any medical or obstetric complication to practice moderate exercise
  • Being able to communicate in Spanish

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Being interesting in the study after 16 weeks of gestation
  • Having obstetric contraindications
  • Not attended regular to the exercise program

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02602106

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Contact: Rubén O Barakat Carballo, PhD 913364120 ext 4120
Contact: Mariano Bacchi

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Thecnical University of Madrid Recruiting
Madrid, Spain, 28040
Contact: Rubén Barakat, PhD   
Contact: Mariano Bacchi   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
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Principal Investigator: Ruben Barakat Carballo, PhD Technical University of Madrid
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Ruben Barakat Carballo, PhD in Physical Exercise and Sports Sciences, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Identifier: NCT02602106    
Other Study ID Numbers: UFLO_UPM_12
First Posted: November 11, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 11, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015
Keywords provided by Ruben Barakat Carballo, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid:
Aquatic activities
Aerobic exercise
Resistance exercise
Maternal weight gain
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Weight Gain
Body Weight Changes
Body Weight