Fetal heart rate response to running in midpregnancy and late pregnancy

Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1985 Oct 1;153(3):251-2. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9378(85)80106-x.


Fetal heart rate was recorded at 20 and 32 weeks' gestation before and after 20 minutes of treadmill exercise. The intensity of the exercise was matched to each woman's current training level. On every occasion the fetal heart rate rose significantly after exercise.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Body Temperature
  • Female
  • Fetal Heart / physiology*
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Heart Rate*
  • Humans
  • Physical Exertion*
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Second
  • Pregnancy Trimester, Third
  • Pregnancy*