Physical activity and mood during pregnancy.

  title={Physical activity and mood during pregnancy.},
  author={Melanie Poudevigne and Patrick J. O’Connor},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={37 8},
PURPOSE To compare three physical activity (PA) measures in pregnant women and examine mood correlates of physical activity changes during pregnancy. METHODS A sample of 12 pregnant women (PW) was recruited during their first trimester and 12 nonpregnant women (NPW) (baseline age = 30.7 +/- 4.4 yr) were matched to the PW (29.8 +/- 4.2 yr). Once monthly, for seven consecutive months, total weekly energy expenditure (TWEE) was assessed using a physical activity diary (PAD) and a recall… 

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