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Under the leadership of Dr. Michelle Mottola, PhD, the R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation Exercise and Pregnancy Lab has been an authority on the impact of exercise on the mother and her child since 1989.







Book Chapters

  • Mottola, MF 2013. ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 9th edition. Chpt 8. "Exercise Prescription for Healthy Populations with Special Considerations" (Deborah Riebe, Associate Ed). Lippcott-Williams & Wilkins: USA. Pp.194-200.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2012. Pregnancy and Exercise. (Chpt. 17). In: Sports Nutrition. A Practice Manual for Professionals (5th ed). (Rosenbloom & Coleman Eds). Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics. USA. Pp. 354-368.
  • Mottola, MF, Ruchat, SM. 2011. Exercise guidelines for women with gestational diabetes. Chpt. 20. In: Gestational Diabetes, ISBN 978-953-307-359-0. (Ed. R. Krebel). InTech Open Access. Publishers: Rijeka, Croatia. (Invited) Pp. 339-362.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2011. Exercise and pregnancy: Canadian Guidelines for Health Care Professionals. In: Wellspring. 22(4): Aug, 2011. Published by: Alberta Centre for Active Living.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2010. Physical activity and weight control during pregnancy. Chpt. 61. In: Advances in Physical Activity and Obesity. (Eds. Bouchard, C, Katzmarzyk, P) Human Kinetics. Pp. 249-252.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2010. Resistance Training Strategies During Pregnancy. Chpt. 17. In: Resistance Training For Special Populations. (Eds. Swank, A, Hagerrman, P). Delmar Cengage Learning: NY, USA. Pp. 345-356.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2008. Performance in the pregnant woman: maternal and foetal considerations. Chpt. 12. In: Physiological Bases of Human Performance During Work and Exercise. (Eds. Taylor, N., Groeller, H) Elsevier: USA. Pp. 225-237. 
  • Borg-Stein, J., McInnis, K, Dugan, S., Mottola, M.F., Gruber, J. 2006. Evaluation and management of musculoskeletal and pelvic disorder of pregnancy. Critical Reviews in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine. 18(3):187-204.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2006. Exercise and pregnancy: The health habits of expectant women can last a lifetime. In: Parkhurst Exchange. 14(1):108-110.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2005. Reproduction. In: Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport. (Eds. Levinson, D., Christensen, K.) Berkshire Publishing Group: Massachusetts, USA. Pp. 1257-1262.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2005. Active Living: Exercise During Pregnancy. (Chpt. 3) In: Ensuring the Health of Active and Athletic Girls and Women. (Eds. Ransdell, L., Petlichkoff, L.) NAGWS: Reston, VA, USA. Pp. 47-58.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2003. Keeping Fit. (Chpt. 5). In: The Pregnancy Bible. (Ed. Stone, J., Eddleman, K.) Carroll & Brown: London UK, pp. 113-124.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2003. Postpartum Exercise. (Chpt. 16). In: The Pregnancy Bible. (Ed. Stone, J., Eddleman, K.) Carroll & Brown: London UK, pp. 334-338.
  • Mottola, M.F. 2001. Reproduction. In: International Encyclopedia of Women & Sport. (Ed. Christensen, K., Guttmann, A.,  Pfister, G.) Macmillan Reference USA: New York, NY. pp. 928-943.
  • Wolfe, L.A., Mottola, M.F. 2000. Validation of guidelines for aerobic exercise in pregnancy. (Chpt. 13) In: Decision Making in Sports Medicine. (Ed. Kumbhare, D.,  Basmajian, J.V.) Churchill Livingstone: New York, NY. Pp. 205-222.
  • Mottola, M.F., L.A. Wolfe 2000. The pregnant athlete. (Chpt.14). In  Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: Women in Sport. (Ed. Drinkwater, B.) Blackwell Science: Oxford, U.K. Pp. 194-207.