Friday Aug 05, 2022

Elite athletes: the latest research on pregnancy and postpartum

Dr Margie Davenport is an Associate Professor at The University of Alberta where her areas of research including investigating the maternal-fetal transmission of chronic disease and exploring the role of exercise in pregnancy as a preventative strategy in the development of chronic disease. Margie and her team are sure shaking up our thoughts on type and intensity of exercise in pregnancy and reframing our mindset from "can exercise in pregnancy be harmful?" to - "Not participating in exercise in pregnancy IS harmful".

Todays’ episode, she joins us to discuss the new exercises guidelines in pregnancy and how they were developed. In addition, Margie shares with us the findings of her new qualitative research on the experiences of pregnancy and motherhood for Elite Female Athletes.
We had a great time talking to Margie and we hope you enjoy the episode. 
Thank you to our episode sponsor: Empowered Motherhood Program
You can learn more about Margie and links we discuss:

The Get Active Questionnaire for Pregnancy  - (For fellow nerds, this is how it was developed.
Margie's research (Google scholar link)
Facebook: Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health
Twitter: @ExercisePreg
Instagram: @exerciseandpregnancy
YouTube: Program for Pregnancy and Postpartum Health

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