Birth Defects Research Volume 113, Issue 3, Pages 203-313, Special Issue on Exercise and Pregnancy


The Table of Contents for Volume 113, Issue 3 of the journal Birth Defects Research is now available. This special issue focuses on exercise during pregnancy and is co-edited by Justin J. Fiutem and Michiko Watanabe.

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Introduction for the special issue on “exercise during pregnancy”

Justin J. Fiutem, Michiko Watanabe

First Published: 30 November 2020


Comments on “An exercise program throughout pregnancy: Barakat model” (Barakat et al., 2020 [DOI: 10.1002/bdr2.1747])

Shelly Ruart, Sophie Antoine‐Jonville

First Published: 08 September 2020

Letter to the editor for this special issue on “Exercise during pregnancy”

Justin J. Fiutem

First Published: 17 September 2020


The effects of aerobic exercise on markers of maternal metabolism during pregnancy

Samantha M. McDonald PhD, Cody Strom MS, Mary‐Margaret Remchak, Alec Chaves MS, Nicholas T. Broskey PhD, Christy Isler MD, Kelley Haven MD, Edward Newton MD, James DeVente MD, Pedro Acosta‐Manzano MS, Virginia A. Aparicio PhD, Linda E. May PhD

First Published: 16 August 2020

Moderate intensity aerobic exercise during pregnancy and 1‐month infant Morphometry

Samantha M. McDonald, Christy Isler, Kelley Haven, Edward Newton, Devon Kuehn, George Kelley, Lisa Chasan‐Taber, Linda E. May

First Published: 01 February 2021

Review Articles

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing during pregnancy

Jenna B. Wowdzia, Margie H. Davenport

First Published: 07 September 2020

Physical activity may be an adjuvant treatment option for substance use disorders during pregnancy: A scoping review

Taniya S. Nagpal, Jayonta Bhattacharjee, Danilo F. da Silva, Sara C. S. Souza, Shuhiba Mohammad, Jessica L. Puranda, Anas Abu‐Dieh, Jocelynn Cook, Kristi B. Adamo

First Published: 17 September 2020

Research Articles

Physical activity and gestational weight gain predict physiological and perceptual responses to exercise during pregnancy

Kayla L. Dobson, Danilo F. da Silva, Sheila Dervis, Shuhiba Mohammad, Taniya S. Nagpal, Kristi B. Adamo 

First Published: 23 September 2020

Maternal‐fetal outcomes of exercise applied in rats with mild hyperglycemia after embryonic implantation

Thaigra S. Soares, Rafaianne Q. Moraes‐Souza, Thalita B. Carneiro, Vanessa C. Araujo‐Silva, Aline Z. Schavinski, Thamires B. Gratão, Débora C. Damasceno, Gustavo T. Volpato

First Published: 15 October 2020

Examination of cortically projecting cholinergic neurons following exercise and environmental intervention in a rodent model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Katrina A. Milbocker, Anna Y. Klintsova

First Published: 10 November 2020

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