This longitudinal study aimed to compare static postural stability in women between early pregnancy, advanced pregnancy, and at 2 and 6 months postpartum.

For each subject, the center of foot pressure path length and mean velocity (with directional subcomponents) were computed from 30-s long quiet-standing trials on a stationary force plate with eyes open or closed.


Static postural stability was not different between pregnancy and postpartum, except for the anterior posterior sway tested in the eyes-closed condition, which was significantly increased in late pregnancy compared to that at 2 and 6 months postpartum.


Our findings indicate that under visual deprivation conditions women in advanced pregnancy may have decreased static stability compared to their non-pregnant state.

Références bibliographiques :

Opala-Berdzik A et al. Static Postural Stability in Women during and after Pregnancy: A Prospective Longitudinal Study. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 8;10(6):e0124207. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0124207.

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