Body composition and energy metabolism in pregnancy.

  title={Body composition and energy metabolism in pregnancy.},
  author={A James Martin and Mark Ashley Brown and Anthony O'Sullivan},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={41 2},
The objective of the study was to measure energy metabolism and body composition during pregnancy and postpartum, compared to non-pregnant women, using non-invasive techniques. A longitudinal study of eight normotensive pregnant women was carried out at 19 +/- 1 and 36+/-1 weeks gestation, and postpartum. A cross-sectional study was also performed comparing postpartum to 12 non-pregnant women. Indirect calorimetry was performed while fasting to measure basal metabolic rate (BMR) and… CONTINUE READING