Today I speak with Margie Davenport, an Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation in the University of Alberta. She also currently holds the Christenson Professorship in Active Healthy Living (2020-2025). As a former national team athlete, her recent work has examined elite sport participation during pregnancy, and return to sport following delivery. This line of research aims to develop more inclusive guidelines and policies for elite pregnant/postpartum athletes.
Her principal research interest is the investigation of maternal-fetal health outcomes, and an exploration of the preventative role of exercise and/or lifestyle interventions in the development of chronic disease. She led the development of the SOGC/CSEP 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy, and the upcoming Canadian Guideline for Postpartum Activity.
Margie gives us valuable insight into the most up to date research and where it’s pointing for the future!
We talk about:
-working with elite athletes during pregnancy and postpartum
-changes in recommendations over the years
-discussion of 2019 Canadian guidelines
-questionnaire for pregnancy women
-Olympic lifting during pregnancy
-clinicians and researchers collaborating
-social media and getting advice
-benefits of exercise during pregnancy
-pushing the boundaries
4:01 common barriers with conducting research with pregnant women
9:35 feedback from Canadian guidelines
17:15 collaboration between clinicians and researchers
23:00 big things moms and clinicians need to know
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