Top 10 Reasons Women Should Exercise During Pregnancy: Baby Edition

 

In the Top 10 Reasons Women Should Exercise During Pregnancy post, we gave you plenty of fantastic reasons that expecting women should exercise. What you might not know is that exercise during pregnancy can greatly benefit the unborn baby and decrease risks to the mama/baby duo during delivery. Let's dive in and learn more: 

 Cofounder Amy's newest addition Trey. Photo by  Jenna LeRoy Photography .

Cofounder Amy's newest addition Trey. Photo by Jenna LeRoy Photography.

Top 10 Reasons Women Should Exercise During Pregnancy: Baby Edition

1. Decreased risk of preterm delivery. 

2. Decreased risk of going past term. 

3. Decreased incidence of cord entanglement. 

4. Decreased concerns of baby's health condition. 

5. Higher Apgar scores.

6. Babies of exercising mamas tend to sleep through the night earlier. 

7. They also learn to self quiet if disturbed. 

8. Improvement of heart health. The unborn babies heart is trained much the same as the exercising mama's and the benefits flow right through improving the nervous system of their heart before they are even on the outside! 

9. At one year of age, the babies of exercising mamas perform significantly better on the Bayley Scale of Infant Development. 

10. At five years of age, children of active mamas have less body fat, higher general intelligence scores and great oral language skills. 

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If you echo the notion, "I would do anything for my baby" exercise would be a great THING to do. The benefits to YOU and YOUR baby are endless. 

If you are ready to jump on board, you can purchase our comprehensive pregnancy exercise guide here. 

Have a great holiday season! 

Amy and Krystle