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BioMed Research International
Volume 2014, Article ID 437867, 6 pages
Clinical Study

Distensibility and Strength of the Pelvic Floor Muscles of Women in the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

1Department of Obstetrics, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Rua Carlos Weber, 956 Apartment, 113 Visage, 05303-000 Vila Leopoldina, SP, Brazil
2Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy, Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Uberlândia, MG, Brazil

Received 15 February 2014; Accepted 14 April 2014; Published 28 April 2014

Academic Editor: Surya Nauli

Copyright © 2014 Carla Dellabarba Petricelli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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