Research shows exercise, physical activity benefit pregnancies

06/10/2004 | Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.)

Research continues to show that physical activity benefits pregnancies. Contrary to previous beliefs that pregnant women should rest and refrain from activity, research in the 1980s showed active pregnant women often had trouble-free pregnancies and the activity did not increase the risk of health problems for the mother or baby, and more recent research shows exercise can cut a woman's risk for gestational diabetes mellitus in half.

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