María Perales, PhD in cardiovascular benefits of exercise during pregnancy. She Works as a research in The Research Institute of Hospital 12 de Octubre ('i+12'), and as a Director in the Physical Exercise Departement at Camilo Jose Cela University, Madrid, Spain. She performed some research stays abroad in the field of exercise during pregnancy at Imperial College of London- Chelsea & Westminster Hospital (2013-14) (London, United Kingdom); Western University-Canada, Samuel McLaughlin Foundation - Exercise and Pregnancy Lab (2011-12) (Toronto, Canada); and Flores University in Argentina (2010-2011). She published more than 30 papers focused on the effect of exercise on maternal and newborn health. The following papers shows her more relevant studies: Perales M, Artal R, Lucia A. Exercise during pregnancy. JAMA. 2017 21;317(11):11131114. Impact factor: 47,7. Barakat R, Perales M, Cordero Y, Bacchi M, Mottola M. Influence of land or water exercise in pregnancy on outcomes: A cross-sectional study. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017;49(7):1397-1403. Impact Factor: 4,2. Perales M, Santos-Lozano A, Sanchis-Gomar F, Luaces M, Pareja-Galeano H, Garatachea N, Barakat R, Lucia A. Maternal cardiac adaptations to a supervised physical exercise program during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016;48(5):896-906. Impact factor: 4,141. She has been honored twice with the National Research Award in Sport Medicine (2015 and 2018). Member for the International Weight Management in Pregnancy (iWIP) Collaborative Group and Europe active Expertise Group: Europe standards of exercise during pregnancy and postpartum.