During pregnancy, up to 9% of women develop gestational diabetes mellitus. This is a condition that develops only during pregnancy and causes a high blood sugar level in the mother.
Learn how exercise during pregnancy can help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes and also control blood sugar levels in women diagnosed with gestational diabetes!
For more detailed information, read our systematic review and meta-analysis:
Davenport MH, Ruchat SM, Poitras VJ, Jaramillo Garcia A, Gray CE, Barrowman N, Skow RJ, Meah VL, Riske L, Sobierajski F, James M, Kathol AJ, Nuspl M, Marchand AA, Nagpal TS, Slater LG, Weeks A, Adamo KB, Davies GA, Barakat R, Mottola MF. (2018). Prenatal exercise for the prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a systematic review and a meta-analysis. Br J Sports Med, 52 (21), 1367-1375.
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