The Effect of Aerobic Exercise on Blood Pressure and Type of Labor in Primigravidas with Hypertension

  •  Satyawati Sulubara    
  •  Hotma Sauhur Hutagaol    
  •  Eva Mahayani Nasution    


Preeclampsia is one of the main causes of maternal mortality in Indonesia and in the world. The exact cause of preeclampsia is not known at this time. Aerobic exercise as an effort to prevent preeclampsia. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of aerobic exercise on maternal outcome in primigravidas with a history of hypertension.

This research was a quasy experimental research with pre and post control group. Aerobic exercise was carried out for 15 weeks in the second trimester of pregnancy, then blood pressure measurements were taken in both groups. The data will be analyzed using the t-test, and a p value <0.05 will be considered statistically significant.

Systolic and diastolic blood pressures were lower in the intervention group than in the control group but not statistically significant, all samples became superimposed preeclampsia and underwent delivery by caesarean section.

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