Journal article

A Pedometer-Guided Physical Activity Intervention for Obese Pregnant Women (the Fit MUM Study): Randomized Feasibility Study (Preprint)

Jai N Darvall, Andrew Wang, Mohamed Nusry Nazeem, Cheryce L Harrison, Lauren Clarke, Chennelle Mendoza, Anna Parker, Benjamin Harrap, Glyn Teale, David Story, Elizabeth Hessian

JMIR Publications Inc.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Obesity in pregnancy is a growing problem worldwide, with excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) occurring in the majority of pregnancies. This significantly increases risks to both mother and child. A major contributor to both prepregnancy obesity and excessive GWG is physical inactivity; however, past interventions targeting maternal weight gain and activity levels during the antenatal period have been ineffective in women who are already overweight. Pedometer-guided activity may offer a novel solution for increasing activity levels in this population. OBJECTIVE ..

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