Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Benefits to the Babies of Pregnant Mothers Who Exercise

Babies are less stressed throughout the contractions in labor. 3

Significant decrease in the incidence of cord entaglement. 3

Decrease in the incidence of meconium during labor. 3

Babies more readily respond to stimuli in their environment and self-quiet during times when they are disturbed. 51, 52

A study that looked at children at five years of age showed that children of exercising mothers were less fat and scored higher on intelligence and oral language skills than those children whose mothers did not exercise throughout pregnancy. 55


  1. Wow! That is really interesting...didn't know all that! Cool!

  2. Very interesting! More evidence for staying active,