Exercise During Pregnancy Keeps Newborn Size Normal

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Along with keeping mom healthy, regular exercise during pregnancy helps prevent excessive newborn weight ...

... the odds of delivering a too-big baby dropped by as much as 28 percent in women who exercised regularly in their second and third trimesters during their first pregnancy.

... a heavier birth weight poses a risk to both the baby and the mother. If a baby weighs more than 8.8 pounds, the risk of delivery problems, C-sections, postpartum hemorrhage and low Apgar scores all increase ... Larger birth weights have also been associated with an increased risk of obesity later in life ...

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