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Monday, 29 September 2008 17:45

Did you know? 

Women who exercise during pregnancy: 

      Have reduced weight gain and fat deposition during pregnancy 

      Have fewer pregnancy discomforts 

      Report a more rapid physical and emotional recovery from delivery 

      Tend to have easier, shorter and less complicated labors 

      Have less need for pain relief during labor 

      Have more stamina during labor 

      Increase their aerobic capacity 

      Decrease their susceptibility to illness 

      Increase their energy level 

Babies of exercising moms: 

      Have significantly lower heart rates than babies of non-exercising moms 

      Are better able to cope with the stress of birth 

      Have a greater ability to adapt to life outside the uterus 

      Are more healthy at birth 

      Are leaner at birth and tend to stay lean as they grow 

      Sleep through the night sooner 

      Are better able to self-calm 

      Score higher on tests of general intelligence and oral language skills 

      Have decreased risks of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases later in life 

Mothers who ingest Omega-3 during pregnancy, have babies with advanced levels of attention spans, which can last well into the second year of life.