Association of prenatal physical activity and gestational weight gain: results from the first baby study.

@article{Kraschnewski2013AssociationOP,
  title={Association of prenatal physical activity and gestational weight gain: results from the first baby study.},
  author={Jennifer Kraschnewski and Cynthia H. Chuang and Danielle S. Downs and Carol S. Weisman and Eric L McCamant and Kesha Baptiste-Roberts and JunJia Zhu and Kristen H Kjerulff},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={e233-8}
}
BACKGROUND In response to increasing rates of excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) and evidence of postpartum weight retention and long-term overweight and obesity, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) revised their guidelines for GWG in 2009. Prenatal physical activity is recommended, although its role in preventing excessive GWG is unclear. We sought to understand the association between prenatal physical activity and GWG in a longitudinal cohort. METHODS During a baseline survey at 34 weeks… CONTINUE READING