You will find a variety of research-based articles on our blog.  Check back often as we add more weekly.  Here are a few of our favourites:

10 Reasons Pregnant Women Should Exercise
How to Exercise Safely During Your Pregnancy


The 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity Throughout Pregnancy

Scholarly Publications

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The Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercise in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Experiences of physical activity during pregnancy in Danish nulliparous women with a physically active life before pregnancy

Health benefits of physical activity during pregnancy: An international perspective

Integrating Exercise is Medicine into the Care of Pregnant Women

Exercise as Prevention and/or Treatment for Gestational Diabetes

Associations of Physical Activity and Inactivity Before and During Pregnancy With Glucose Tolerance

A walking intervention improves capillary glucose control in women with gestational diabetes mellitus: a pilot study

Design of FitFor2 study: the effects of an exercise program on insulin sensitivity and plasma glucose levels in pregnant women at high risk for gestational diabetes

Exercise in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

Leisure time physical activity during pregnancy and impact on gestational diabetes mellitus, pre-eclampsia, preterm delivery and birth weight: a review

Prescribing Physical activity to prevent and manage gestational diabetes

The important role of physical activity in the prevention and management of gestational diabetes mellitus

The Role of Pregnancy in Excessive Weight Gain and Obesity

Exercise in obese pregnant women: The role of social factors, lifestyle and pregnancy symptoms

Nutrition and exercise prevent excess weight gain in overweight pregnant women

Pregnancy as a Risk Factor for Obesity: Lessons from the Stockholm Pregnancy and Weight Development Study

Factors Affecting Activity Levels During Pregnancy

A Birth of Inactivity

Activity Patterns During Pregnancy

Beliefs About Exercise and Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women

Factors related to exercise over the course of pregnancy including women’s beliefs about the safety of exercise during pregnancy

Neighborhood factors associated with physical activity and adequacy of weight gain during pregnancy

Predictors of Change in Physical Activity During and After Pregnancy: Project Viva

US Provider-Reported Diet and Physical Activity Counseling to Pregnant and Non-pregnant Women of Childbearing Age During Preventive Care Visits

Pelvic Floor Health

Do Pregnant Women Exercise their Pelvic Floor Muscles?

Exercise and Pregnancy, Labour and Postpartum Outcomes

Effect of Exercise on Pregnancy Outcome

Exercise during pregnancy and risk of late preterm birth, cesarean delivery, and hospitalizations

Exercise During Pregnancy: Fetal Responses to Current Public Health Guidelines

Exercise in Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period

The Effect of Vigorous Exercise During Pregnancy on Birth-Weight

The Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes in Pregnancy

Vigorous Leisure Activity and Pregnancy Outcome