Alime Buyuk Gonen
Hacettepe University, Turkey
Alime has completed her master degree in 2016 from Hacettepe University which is the best backround in Turkey. She started directly her PhD at the Pamukkale University. She is one of the founders Alanya Jine-Fizyo Women’s Health Physiotherapy Clinic. She is working with Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She has three papers multiple congress. She has a special interest in pelvic floor physiotheraphy, pregnancy and exercises. She is organizing Women’s Health Courses for Physiotherapists in Turkey. She aims that develeoping Women’s Health Phsiotheraphy in Turkey.
Researches that examine the effect of exercises done during pregnancy on uterine blood flow and offer results with objective criteria are seen. In the literature, the studies done in this area are more about aerobic exercise. The remarkable point is that it is not addressed exercises as a home program. It is observed that even if the exercises like yoga, pilates, Thai Chi aerobic that are popular in recent years is advised with exercise for pregnant women, in the studies conducted in this area, it is was seen that the usability of these exercises models as home program and the effect of umbilical blood flow were not examined. In this study, it was aimed to investigate the suitability of clinical Pilates home exercise program for pregnant women and the effect of umbilical blood flow. The study included 28 pregnant women between 24-32 weeks. Clinical Pilate’s exercises were implemented to pregnant women for 1 hour. Each of the selected exercises was repeated 10 times. Before and after Clinical Pilates workout sessions, pain, general well-being state, acute fatigue perception, state anxiety level and Doppler ultrasound and umbilical systolic/ diastolic (S / D), resistance index (RI), pulse index (PI)values were examined. According to the findings obtained at the end of research, meaningful differences were determined between umbilical blood flow of S/D, RI, and PI before and after exercise. While significant changes were being observed in the values of pain perception, general wellbeing and acute fatigue perception comparing with pre-exercise, a meaningful difference wasn’t seen in the state anxiety level pre and post exercise. At the end of study, it was observed that single session exercise affected the umbilical blood flow, pain, fatigue general well-being state of pregnant women in a positive way and it was observed that applied exercises didn’t cause anxiety. Because of their positive effects, it was concluded that clinical Pilate’s exercises can be advised as home program.