Exercise Lowers Pregnancy Risks

HEALTHWATCH - Turns out exercise may be a good way for pregnant women to lower their risk of complications, especially if they are overweight.

New research shows that gentle exercise reduce a woman’s chances of getting diabetes and having high blood pressure while carrying. Researchers believe the pre-term birth rate would drop, as would maternal and neo-natal death rates. The same results were also seen for women with a health body weight who exercised regularly.

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