Benefits of Prenatal Exercise for You + Your Baby!
Did you know exercise not only benefits the mother during pregnancy, but it can also have a positive impact on your baby?
Research shows those who exercise throughout their pregnancy have a decreased risk of weight gain, gestational diabetes, hypertension, preeclampsia, rate of spontaneous abortion, improved growth and function of the placenta, shortened postpartum recovery, and/or incidence of preterm labor. These are only a few of the many benefits of how prenatal exercise can promote optimal function in you and your baby!
Exercising during your pregnancy can have a positive impact on your child as well. It can benefit their growth and development, increase their ability to tolerate the stress of labor and delivery, decrease their risk for obesity, decrease rate of congenital abnormalities, improves cardiovascular health, and improves neurological development.
Babies of exercising women have an easier transition into life outside of the uterus. There is also an increase of sound and vibration that may help speed up cognitive function and overall brain development. So, by staying active during pregnancy, you're not only taking care of yourself but also giving your baby a healthy start in life!