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Can exercise help you to have a healthy pregnancy?

Weisgerber et al, 2006, Applied physiology, nutrition and metabolism.

Evidence shows that regular prenatal exercise is an important component of a healthy pregnancy. Not only does it maintain the mother's fitness it might also be helpful in preventing maternal-fetal disease.

In addition to this, women who are the most active have the lowest prevelance of gestational diabetes. Prevention of gestational diabetes may in turn decrease the incidence of obesity and type 2 diabetes in both mother and offspring.

Exercise may also prevent complications linked to maternal obesity as obesity increases the incidence of miscarriage and infertility.

Weight loss programmes that incorporate diet and exercise are a cost effective fertility treatment.

Wow! Fitness fertilty matters.

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