Linda Szymanski is board certified in General Obstetrics & Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She is the Maternal Section Head for the Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) Division at the Mayo Clinic where shefocuses on providing obstetric care to women with complex maternal and pregnancy complications. Medicine is a second career for Dr. Szymanski, who also holds a Ph.D. in Exercise Science. This uniquely positions her to advance the science underlying exercise and pregnancy. Her specific goal is to develop evidence-based guidelines for exercise during pregnancy to enable providers to appropriately counsel their patients, both healthy and high risk.