Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
The effects of vigorous intensity exercise during pregnancy and postpartum on maternal and infant outcomes
The role of exercise and patterns of exercise, (particularly vigorous intensity exercise), during pregnancy and postpartum are not well understood. Previous research has indicated the importance of exercise in this population, yet there is little research investigating the relationship between exercise patterns, and maternal and infant outcomes. The aim of this study is to evaluate the rates and intensity of physical activity during pregnancy, and the implications on health and birth outcomes. A secondary outcome is to review the role of exercise participation on breastfeeding duration.

Prof Wendy Brown
Dr Kassia Beetham
Dr Jemima Spathis
Dr Samantha Hoffmann
Dr Emma Beckman
Prof Vicki Clifton
Dr Gregore Mielke