Postural equilibrium during pregnancy: decreased stability with an increased reliance on visual cues.

@article{Butler2006PosturalED,
  title={Postural equilibrium during pregnancy: decreased stability with an increased reliance on visual cues.},
  author={Erin E Butler and I. T. Colon and Maurice L Druzin and Jessica Rose},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={195 4},
  pages={1104-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are changes in postural equilibrium during pregnancy and to examine whether the incidence of falls increases during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN Static postural balance measures were collected from 12 pregnant women at 11 to 14, 19 to 22, and 36 to 39 weeks gestation and at 6 to 8 weeks after delivery and from 12 nulligravid control subjects who were matched for age, height, weight, and body mass index. Subjects were asked to stand… CONTINUE READING
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