exercise and pregnancy lab
Welcome to the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation Exercise and Pregnancy Lab.


Weight history of overweight pregnant women.
Giroux I, Lander S, Charlesworth S, Mottola MF.
Can J Diet Pract Res. 2009 Autumn;70(3):127-34.PMID: 19709468

Click here for article
Impact of pregnancy and obesity on cardiorespiratory responses during weight-bearing exercise.
Davenport MH, Steinback CD, Mottola MF.
Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2009 Jul 31;167(3):341-7. Epub 2009 Jun 17.PMID: 19539787

Click here for article
Exercise prescription for overweight and obese women: pregnancy and postpartum.
Mottola MF.
Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2009 Jun;36(2):301-16, viii. Review.PMID: 19501315 Click here for article
Development and validation of exercise target heart rate zones for overweight and obese pregnant women.
Davenport MH, Charlesworth S, Vanderspank D, Sopper MM, Mottola MF.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2008 Oct;33(5):984-9.PMID: 18923574

Click here for article.
The role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus.
Mottola MF.
Curr Diab Rep. 2008 Aug;8(4):299-304.PMID: 18631443

Click here for article.
A walking intervention improves capillary glucose control in women with gestational diabetes mellitus: a pilot study.
Davenport MH, Mottola MF, McManus R, Gratton R.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2008 Jun;33(3):511-7.PMID: 18461104

Click here for article
Dietary intake, capillary blood glucose, and activity level of activity-restricted, hospitalized, pregnant women in the third trimester: a pilot study.
Tomkins CC, Mottola MF, Giroux I.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2007 Dec;32(6):1105-14.PMID: 18059584

Click here for article
The role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of gestational diabetes mellitus.
Mottola MF.
Curr Sports Med Rep. 2007 Dec;6(6):381-6. Review.PMID: 18001611

Click here for article
Cellular accumulation of heat shock protein (Hsp) 72i in fetuses of trained rats.
Mottola MF, Vanderspank D, Schachter CL, VanHeest J, Tanguay RM.
Cell Stress Chaperones. 2007 Summer;12(2):101-5.PMID: 17688188

Click here for article
Exercise in the prevention and treatment of maternal-fetal disease: a review of the literature.
Weissgerber TL, Wolfe LA, Davies GA, Mottola MF.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2006 Dec;31(6):661-74. Review.PMID: 17213880

click here for article.
Impact of physical activity during pregnancy and postpartum on chronic disease risk.
Pivarnik, J, Chambliss, HO, Clapp, JF, Duggan, SA, Hatch, MC, Lovelady, CA, Mottola, MF, Williams, MA.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 May;38(5):989-1006.PMID: 16672855

Click here for article.

Dietary intake, weight gain, and birth outcomes of physically active pregnant women: a pilot study.
Giroux I, Inglis SD, Lander S, Gerrie S, Mottola MF.
Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2006 Oct;31(5):483-9.PMID: 17111001

Click here for article.
VO2peak prediction and exercise prescription for pregnant women.
Mottola MF, Davenport MH, Brun CR, Inglis SD, Charlesworth S, Sopper MM.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006 Aug;38(8):1389-95.PMID: 16888450

Click here for article.
Joint SOGC/CSEP clinical practice guideline: exercise in pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Davies GA, Wolfe LA, Mottola MF, MacKinnon C; Society of Obstetricians and gynecologists of Canada, SOGC Clinical Practice Obstetrics Committee.
Can J Appl Physiol. 2003 Jun;28(3):330-41.PMID: 12955862

Click here for article.
Activity patterns during pregnancy.
Mottola MF, Campbell MK.
Can J Appl Physiol. 2003 Aug;28(4):642-53.PMID: 12904639

Click here for article.
Exercise in the postpartum period: practical applications.
Mottola MF.
Curr Sports Med Rep. 2002 Dec;1(6):362-8. Review.PMID: 12831685

Click here for article.
Exercise in pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Davies GA, Wolfe LA, Mottola MF, MacKinnon C, Arsenault MY, Bartellas E, Cargill Y, Gleason T, Iglesias S, Klein M, Martel MJ, Roggensack A, Wilson K, Gardiner P, Graham T, Haennel R, Hughson R, MacDougall D, McDermott J, Ross R, Tiidus P, Trudeau F; SOGC Clinical Practice Obstetrics Committee, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Board of Directors.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2003 Jun;25(6):516-29. English, French. PMID: 12806453

Click here for article.
Recreational exercise and occupational activity during pregnancy and birth weight: a case-control study.
Campbell MK, Mottola MF.
Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Feb;184(3):403-8.PMID: 11228494

Click here for article.
Effect of maternal exercise on fetal and placental glycogen storage in the mature rat.
Houghton PE, Mottola MF, Plust JH, Schachter CL.
Can J Appl Physiol. 2000 Dec;25(6):443-52.PMID: 11098156

Click here for article.
Glycogen storage in fetuses of trained pregnant rats.
Houghton PE, Mottola MF, Mezzapelli J, Vandermolen R, Christopher PD.
Can J Appl Physiol. 1997 Aug;22(4):384-93.PMID: 9263621

Click here for article.
The use of animal models in exercise and pregnancy research.
Mottola MF.
Semin Perinatol. 1996 Aug;20(4):222-31. Review.PMID: 8888448

Click here for article.
Maternal exercise, fetal well-being and pregnancy outcome.
Wolfe LA, Brenner IK, Mottola MF.
Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 1994;22:145-94. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 7925542 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Related articles
Recent advances in understanding maternal and fetal responses to exercise.
McMurray RG, Mottola MF, Wolfe LA, Artal R, Millar L, Pivarnik JM.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1993 Dec;25(12):1305-21. Review.PMID: 8107536

Click here for article.
Effect of water temperature on exercise-induced maternal hyperthermia on fetal development in rats.
Mottola MF, Fitzgerald HM, Wilson NC, Taylor AW.
Int J Sports Med. 1993 Jul;14(5):248-51.PMID: 8365831

Click here for article.
Training effects on maternal and fetal glucose uptake following acute exercise in the rat.
Mottola MF, Mezzapelli J, Schachter CL, McKenzie K.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1993 Jul;25(7):841-6.PMID: 8350707

Click here for article.
Aerobic exercise in pregnancy: an update.
Wolfe LA, Mottola MF.
Can J Appl Physiol. 1993 Jun;18(2):119-47. Review.PMID: 8513287

Click here for article.
Effects of exercise on maternal glycogen storage patterns and fetal outcome in mature rats.
Mottola MF, Plust JH, Christopher PD, Schachter CL.
Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 1992 Dec;70(12):1634-8.PMID: 1301242

Click here for article.
Biomechanical Factors Affecting Dave Dravecky's Return to Competitive Pitching: A Case Study.
Schachter CL, Canham PB, Mottola MF.
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 1992;16(1):2-5.PMID: 18796771

Click here for article.
Skeletal muscle metabolism in the offspring of trained rats.
Rodgers CD, Mottola MF, Corbett K, Taylor AW.
J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 1991 Sep;31(3):389-95.PMID: 1798311

Click here for article.
Effects of maternal exercise on liver and skeletal muscle glycogen storage in pregnant rats.
Mottola MF, Christopher PD.
J Appl Physiol. 1991 Sep;71(3):1015-9.PMID: 1757296

Click here for article.
Effects of strenuous maternal exercise on fetal organ weights and skeletal muscle development in rats.
Mottola MF, Bagnall KM, Belcastro AN.
J Dev Physiol. 1989 Feb;11(2):111-5.PMID: 2778291

Click here for article.
Physiological interactions between pregnancy and aerobic exercise.
Wolfe LA, Ohtake PJ, Mottola MF, McGrath MJ.
Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 1989;17:295-351. Review. No abstract available. PMID: 2676551 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]Related articles
The effects of strenuous maternal exercise during gestation on maternal body components in rats.
Mottola MF, Bagnall KM, Belcastro AN, Foster J, Secord D.
J Anat. 1986 Oct;148:65-75.PMID: 3693094

Click here for article.
The effects of strenuous exercise on maternal rats and their developing fetuses.
Bagnall KM, Mottola MF, McFadden KD.
Can J Appl Sport Sci. 1983 Dec;8(4):254-9.PMID: 6686088

Click here for article.











Also from this web page:




Calendar of Events


Make A Difference


Western Daily News Service

RSS| About At Western Feed

iTunes U

iTunes U

Middlesex-London in motion®

Middlesex-London In Motion














Western provides the best student experience among Canada's leading research-intensive universities.