Does exercise training during pregnancy affect gestational age? A randomised controlled trial.

@article{Barakat2008DoesET,
  title={Does exercise training during pregnancy affect gestational age? A randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Rafeek Barakat and J. R. Stirling and A Lucia},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={674-8}
}
BACKGROUND Some controversy exists over the possibility that exercise during pregnancy might increase the risk of preterm delivery. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine the possible cause-effect relationship between regular exercise performed during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy by previously sedentary, healthy gravidae and gestational age at the moment of delivery. METHODS Caucasian (Spanish) women with singleton gestation were assigned to either a training (n = 72) or a… CONTINUE READING

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