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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2016, Vol. 43 Issue (4): 565-568    DOI: 10.12891/ceog3040.2016
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Electromyographic activity of the pelvic floor muscles in the third trimester: comparison between primigravidae and secundigravidae
A. S. Moccellin1, M. T. Rett2, P. Driusso3, *()
1Department of Physiotherapy, Federal University of Sergipe – UFS, Lagarto, SE
2Department of Physiotherapy, Federal University of Sergipe – UFS, University Hospital, Aracaju, SE
3Department of Physical Therapy, Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), São Carlos, SP (Brazil)
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Abstract  
Objective: The objective was to compare the electromyographic activity of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) on third semester between primigravidae and secundigravidae who had previous vaginal delivery. Design: Cross-sectional observational study. Sample: Nineteen primigravidae and 21 secundigravidae between 34th and 36th gestational weeks were evaluated. Materials and Methods: Data collection consisted in assessing the PFMs activity by surface electromyography. Main outcome measures: The variables related to electromyographic assessment such peak and average on the rest, maximal voluntary contraction, and sustained contraction. Results: There were no differences on electromyographic activity of PFMs between primigravidae and secondigravidae. However, a significant increase in body mass index and a negative correlation of the newborn weight with the peak value of electromyographic signal during maximal voluntary contraction were observed. Conclusions: The factors that can change the electromyographic activity pattern during pregnancy can be related to maternal body mass increased and newborn weight.
Key words:  Electromyography      Pelvic floor      Pregnancy      Urinary incontinence     
Published:  10 August 2016     
*Corresponding Author(s):  P. DRIUSSO     E-mail:  pdriusso@ufscar.br

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A. S. Moccellin, M. T. Rett, P. Driusso. Electromyographic activity of the pelvic floor muscles in the third trimester: comparison between primigravidae and secundigravidae. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2016, 43(4): 565-568.

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