Exercise & Pregnancy

Recommended References

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (2002) Exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period. ACOG Committee Opinion No. 267. Obstet Gynecol. 99: 171-3 [full text]

Aune, D., Saugstad, O. D., Henriksen, T., & Tonstad, S. (2014). Physical activity and the risk of preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Epidemiology, 25(3), 331-343.

Davenport, M. H., Ruchat, S. M., Mottola, M. F., Davies, G. A., Poitras, V. J., Gray, C. E., ... & Barakat, R. (2018). 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy: Methodology. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, 40(11), 1468-1483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jogc.2018.09.004

Domenjoz, I., Kayser, B., & Boulvain, M. (2014). Effect of physical activity during pregnancy on mode of delivery. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology, 211(4), 401-e1.

Evenson, K. R., Barakat, R., Brown, W. J., Dargent-Molina, P., Haruna, M., Mikkelsen, E. M., ... & Yeo, S. (2014). Guidelines for physical activity during pregnancy: comparisons from around the world. American journal of lifestyle medicine, 8(2), 102-121. https://doi.org/10.1177/1559827613498204

Melzer, K., Schutz, Y., Boulvain, M., & Kayser, B. (2010). Physical activity and pregnancy. Sports Medicine, 40(6), 493-507. https://doi.org/10.2165/11532290-000000000-00000

Mottola, M. F., Davenport, M. H., Ruchat, S. M., Davies, G. A., Poitras, V. J., Gray, C. E., ... & Barakat, R. (2018). 2019 Canadian guideline for physical activity throughout pregnancy. Br J Sports Med, 52(21), 1339-1346.

Prather, H., & Hunt, D. (2005) Issues Unique to the Female Runner Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 16 691–709 [full text]

Salvesen, K. Å., Hem, E., & Sundgot-Borgen, J. (2012). Fetal wellbeing may be compromised during strenuous exercise among pregnant elite athletes.British journal of sports medicine, 46(4), 279-283.[abstract]

Thompson, E. L., Vamos, C. A., & Daley, E. M. (2017). Physical activity during pregnancy and the role of theory in promoting positive behavior change: A systematic review. Journal of sport and health science, 6(2), 198-206.

Weissgerber, T. L., Wolfe, L. A., Davies, G. A., & Mottola, M. F. (2006). Exercise in the prevention and treatment of maternal-fetal disease: a review of the literature. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 31(6), 661-674.[full text]

Williamson, P. (2011) Exercise for Special Populations Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins [google books]

Yin, Y. N., Li, X. L., Tao, T. J., Luo, B. R., & Liao, S. J. (2014). Physical activity during pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. British journal of sports medicine, 48(4), 290-295.[abstract]

Zavorsky, G. S., & Longo, L. D. (2011). Exercise guidelines in pregnancy. Sports Medicine, 41(5), 345-360.[researchgate]

Zavorsky, G. S., & Longo, L. D. (2011). Adding strength training, exercise intensity, and caloric expenditure to exercise guidelines in pregnancy.Obstetrics & Gynecology, 117(6), 1399-1402.[full text]

Further Resources

PARmed-X for pregnancy - Pre-activity screening form and advice from CSEP