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A 12-Week Exercise Program for Pregnant Women with Obesity to Improve Physical Activity Levels: An Open Randomised Preliminary Study

  • Published on Sept. 16, 2015

Objective: To evaluate whether a 12-week supervised exercise program promotes an active lifestyle throughout pregnancy in pregnant women with obesity. Methods: In this preliminary randomised trial, pregnant women (body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2) were allocated to either standard care or supervised training, from 15 to 27 weeks of gestation. Physical activity ...


Change in level of physical activity during pregnancy in obese women: findings from the UPBEAT pilot trial

  • Published on March 1, 2015

Background: Maternal obesity is associated with an increased risk of pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes. Physical activity (PA) might improve glucose metabolism and reduce the incidence of gestational diabetes. The purpose of this study was to explore patterns of PA and factors associated with change in PA in obese pregnant ...


The Relationship of Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour with Gestational Weight Gain and Birth Weight

  • Published on Sept. 21, 2014

Objective: To evaluate the relationship of physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour with gestational weight gain (GWG) and birth weight. Design: Combined data from two prospective studies: (1) nulliparous pregnant women without BMI restrictions and (2) overweight and obese pregnant women at risk for gestational diabetes. Methods: Daily PA and sedentary behaviour ...


Validity of Objective and Subjective Physical Activity Measurement During Pregnancy

  • Presented on May 30, 2014

Background: Pregnancy researchers use various physical activity (PA) measurement techniques. However, few studies have evaluated the validity of these techniques in free-living environments, and there is little agreement regarding which may be the best to use. Consensus on this issue would be valuable to future researchers wishing to compare results ...


Quantitative and Qualitative Findings from the More Active Mums In Stirling Trial

  • Added on July 9, 2014

Background: There are health and well-being benefits associated with participation in regular physical activity (PA) in the postpartum period. However, many postpartum women are insufficiently active in the year following childbirth. A recent systematic review conducted by this group (under review) found that most previous studies of postpartum ...


Estudio Parto: postpartum diabetes prevention program for hispanic women with abnormal glucose tolerance in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial – study protocol

  • Published on March 10, 2014

Background: Diabetes and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. with rates consistently higher among Hispanics as compared to non-Hispanic whites. Among Hispanic women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), 50% will go on to develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years of the index pregnancy. Although randomised controlled trials among ...


Accelerometry-measured physical activity and inflammation after gestational diabetes

  • Published on July 2013

Purpose Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with adverse metabolic outcomes after delivery. Physical activity practice improves the inflammatory profile; however, whether this association exists in women with prior GDM remains unknown. Our objective was to examine the cardiometabolic and inflammatory risk factors associated with accelerometer-based measures of physical activity ...


Association of physical activity and sedentary behavior with biological markers among U.S. pregnant women

  • Published on Aug. 22, 2013

Background To examine the association between objectively measured light-intensity and moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA), sedentary behaviors, and biological markers in a national sample of U.S. pregnant women, as few studies have examined these relationships among this population. Methods The sample of noninstitutionalized U.S. civilians was selected by a ...


Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior and C-Reactive Protein in Pregnancy

  • Published on July 15, 2013

Introduction: Elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. In non-pregnant populations, physical activity has been inversely associated with CRP, but this association has not been evaluated during pregnancy. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behavior, and CRP ...


Measuring physical activity during pregnancy

  • Published on 2011

Currently, little is known about physical activity patterns in pregnancy with prior estimates predominantly based on subjective assessment measures that are prone to error. Given the increasing obesity rates and the importance of physical activity in pregnancy, we evaluated the relationship and agreement between subjective and objective physical activity assessment ...