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  • Exercising During Pregnancy

    Exercising During Pregnancy Reduces Excessive Weight Gain and Associated Illnesses

    Gaining more than the recommended amount of weight during pregnancy increases the risk of health problems such as hypertension, gestational diabetes, premature birth, and Cesarean section. Additionally, excessive maternal weight gain also negatively affects the baby, increasing the risk of infants being overweight by 30 percent. Fortunately, exercising during pregnancy reduces excessive weight gain and […] More

  • Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Newborn Brain Development

    Maternal Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Newborn Brain Development

    Mothers who exercise during pregnancy at least 20 minutes three times per week could be benefiting their baby’s brain development, according to new research conducted at the University of Montreal and the affiliated CHU Sainte-Justine children’s hospital. That exercise benefits adults’ brains has long been known. Thus, the researchers hypothesized thatmaternal exercise during pregnancy would […] More