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Evaluating the association of physical activity and weight gain in pregnancy

Authors: Lydia B Alexander (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 52242) , Taryn E Nishimura (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 52242) , Debra S Brandt (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 52242) , Kellie M Thomas (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 52242) , Nicholas J Evans (Department of Health and Human Physiology, University of Iowa Graduate College, Iowa City, Iowa 52242) , Philip M Polgreen (Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa 52242) , Linnea A Polgreen (Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Iowa College of Pharmacy, Iowa City, Iowa 52242) , Mark K Santillan (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 52242) , Donna A Santillan orcid logo (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, 52242)

  • Evaluating the association of physical activity and weight gain in pregnancy

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    Evaluating the association of physical activity and weight gain in pregnancy

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Previous research has shown that physical activity in pregnancy decreases the risk of poor pregnancy outcomes including development of gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, and the need for unplanned cesarean section. Research has also shown that excessive weight gain in pregnancy increases the risk of poor pregnancy outcomes. Tracking accurate physical activity in pregnancy is difficult using patient-reported data, however with commercially available and accurate physical activity monitors, objective data is more readily available. Our study is a feasibility study using objective data to track physical activity and weight gain in pregnancy.

Keywords: Physical activity, pregnancy, FitBit, accelerometer, weight gain

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Alexander, L. B. & Nishimura, T. E. & Brandt, D. S. & Thomas, K. M. & Evans, N. J. & Polgreen, P. M. & Polgreen, L. A. & Santillan, M. K. & Santillan, D. A., (2018) “Evaluating the association of physical activity and weight gain in pregnancy”, Proceedings in Obstetrics and Gynecology 8(1), 1-2. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/2154-4751.1386

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01 Feb 2018
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