Exercise during pregnancy improves infant heart health

Exercising during pregnancy might be the earliest intervention strategy available to improve your child’s heart health after birth. Pregnant women who exercise at least 30 minutes three times a week have fetuses with lower heart rates – a sign of heart health – during the final weeks of development. Further, fetuses’ improved cardiovascular heart control is maintained one month after pregnancy, which indicates that mothers’ efforts to stay active have lasting effects.

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