A new study has found that exercise is not only good for expecting mom but also for their babies. Researchers discovered that when a mom exercises it not only lowers her resting heart rate but also the babies...which is a sign of fetal good health.
According to My Heath Daily:
"The results also showed that moms to-be who performed 30 minutes of exercise at a moderate or vigorous pace had lower heart rates than moms who exercised a little or not at all.
The findings support existing recommendations that most pregnant women begin or maintain an exercise program, getting at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise per week. However, the researchers noted that study findings did not apply to strenuous exercise. Moreover, only healthy pregnant women were involved in the study, not women who had pregnancy complications.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine looked at 45 healthy pregnant women between 28 and 32 weeks of pregnancy, 15 who didn’t exercise, 15 who exercised regularly and 15 who exercised vigorously."
The study is published in the March issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology.