Abby Block, CD(DONA), CBC

Doula & Breastfeeding Support ~ Serving Brooklyn & NYC

Exercise & Pregnancy: Surprising Benefits!

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So many benefits! More than you think. Here's one:

But now a growing body of research — mostly done on rodents — is revealing just how beneficial it is for the offspring when their mothers exercise during pregnancy. In 2014 researchers at Dartmouth College revealed that exercise during pregnancy enhances brain function in offspring, and that this boost to the brain continues into adulthood. In 2015 a team at the Washington University School of Medicine found that exercise in pregnancy lowers the risk of heart defects in offspring.

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