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Active Voice: Exercising for Two — Physical Activity during Pregnancy to Prevent Gestational Diabetes

from By Sylvia Badon, M.S. and Paige Wartko, M.P.H.

Sylvia Badon, M.S. Paige Wartko, M.P.H.
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Sylvia Badon, M.S., is a perinatal epidemiologist and Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health in Seattle, Washington. She is a member of ACSM and recipient of an ACSM Foundation Doctoral Research Grant. Her research focuses on understanding the influence of maternal lifestyle before and during pregnancy on maternal and child health outcomes with an emphasis on maternal physical activity and sedentary behavior.

Paige Wartko, M.P.H., is a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist and Ph.D. student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington’s School of Public Health in Seattle, Washington. Her research centers on gestational diabetes, including the potential association of gestational diabetes with cancer later in life and the role of medication use and physical activity prior to and during pregnancy in gestational diabetes risk.

This commentary presents the authors’ views on the topic of a research article which they had published with their colleagues in the June 2016 issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®
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