Research and Reviews

  • Maternal exercise benefits newborn brain development

Ellis, M. (2013, November 11). “Maternal exercise benefits newborn brain development.” Medical News Today. Retrieved from

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  • Exercise and Breastfeeding Protect Maternal Mental Health

Kendall-Tackett, Kathleen. “A New Paradigm for Depression in New Mothers: The Central Role of Inflammation and How Breastfeeding and Anti-inflammatory Treatments Protect Maternal Mental Health.” International Breastfeeding Journal 2.1 (2007): 6. Print.

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  • Tired, moody and pregnant? Exercise may be the answer.

Gaston, A., & Prapavessis, H. (2013). Tired, moody and pregnant? Exercise may be the answer. Psychology & Health, 28(12), 1353-1369.

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  • The role of exercise in treating postpartum depression: A review of the literature

Daley, A. J., MacArthur,, C., & Winter, H. (2007). The role of exercise in treating postpartum depression: . Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 52(1), 56-62.

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  • Mother’s exercise during pregnancy programmes vasomotor function in adult offspring

Bahls, M., Sheldon, R. D., Marchant-Forde, J. N., Taheripour, P., Clifford, K. A., Foust, K. B., et al. (2013). Mother’s exercise during pregnancy programmes vasomotor function in adult offspring.. Experimental Physiology, 99(1), 205–219,

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  • Health benefits of physical activity during pregnancy: an international perspective. Inquiry sent)

Mudd, L. M., Owe, K. M., & Mottola, M. F. (2013). Health benefits of physical activity during pregnancy: an international perspective.. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 45(2), 268-277.

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  • Too much weight in pregnancy may lead to future heart risks

A. Fraser, K. Tilling, C. Macdonald-Wallis, N. Sattar, M.-J. Brion, L. Benfield, A. Ness, J. Deanfield, A. Hingorani, S. M. Nelson, G. D. Smith, D. A. Lawlor. Association of Maternal Weight Gain in Pregnancy With Offspring Obesity and Metabolic and Vascular Traits in Childhood. Circulation, 2010; DOI: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.109.906081

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  • Excessive weight gain in women with a normal pre-pregnancy BMI is associated with increased neonatal adiposity.

Mudd, L. M., Owe, K. M., & Mottola, M. F. (2013). Health benefits of physical activity during pregnancy: an international perspective.. Medicine and science in sports and exercise, 45(2), 268-277.

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  • Associations of diet and physical activity during pregnancy with risk for excessive gestational weight gain.

Stuebe, A. M., Forman, M. R., & Michels, K. B. (2009). Maternal-recalled Gestational Weight Gain, Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index, And Obesity In The Daughter. International Journal of Obesity, 33(7), 743-752.

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  • Maternal recalled gestational weight gain, pre-pregnancy body mass index, and obesity in the daughter

Stuebe, A. M., Forman, M. R., & Michels, K. B. (2009). Maternal-recalled Gestational Weight Gain, Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index, And Obesity In The Daughter. International Journal of Obesity, 33(7), 743-752.

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  • Overweight pregnant women not getting proper weight-gain advice

Overweight pregnant women not getting proper weight-gain advice. (n.d.). Overweight pregnant women not getting proper weight-gain advice. Retrieved January 27, 2014

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  • Exercise During Pregnancy Can Benefit Child’s Lifelong Health, Research Suggests. Obesity Shown to Have Harmful Effect on Important Gene; Exercise Prevents That.

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