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Objectively measured physical activity during pregnancy: A study in obese and overweight women

McParlin, Catherine; Robson, Stephen; Tennant, Peter; Besson, Herve; Rankin, Judith; Adamson, Ashley J; Pearce, Mark Stephen; Bell, Ruth


Background Obese and overweight women may benefit from increased physical activity (PA) during pregnancy. There is limited published data describing objectively measured PA in such women. Methods A longitudinal observational study of PA intensity, type and duration using objective and subjective measurement methods. Fifty five pregnant women with booking body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m2 were recruited from a hospital ultrasound clinic in North East England. 26 (47%) were nulliparous and 22...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2393-10-76
Access Rights: Open Access


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