Running during pregnancy: higher rates assisted vaginal deliveries, no affect on gestational age or birthweight centile

‘Continuing to run during pregnancy does not appear to affect gestational age or birthweight centile, regardless of mean weekly distance or stage of pregnancy. Assisted vaginal delivery rates were higher in women who ran, possibly due to increased pelvic floor muscle tone. Randomised prospective analysis is necessary to further explore these findings’

full text Kuhrt et al, 2018

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