The effect of vigorous exercise during pregnancy on birth-weight.

  title={The effect of vigorous exercise during pregnancy on birth-weight.},
  author={R J Bell and Sonia Maria Mota Palma and Judith M Lumley},
  journal={The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology},
  volume={35 1},
The aim of this study was to assess the effect on birth-weight of continuing a programme of vigorous exercise into late pregnancy. 'Potential exercisers' were women who had been doing vigorous exercise prior to pregnancy and intended to continue exercising during pregnancy. Controls were healthy pregnant women who did not do regular vigorous exercise. Both groups kept 2, 7-day food +/- exercise diaries at 25 and 35 weeks. The primary outcome variable was birth-weight. Women who continued doing… CONTINUE READING