1. Less Time Spent in Pregnancy
“A woman who continues regular, sustained exercise until the onset of labor usually delivers five to seven days earlier than a woman with an active lifestyle who does not exercise regularly.” (Clapp, pg. 55)
2. Fewer Pregnancy Discomforts
Let's hear it for increased immunity and energy, right?!
3. Less Weight Gain
Moms who exercise averaged 7 pounds and 3% less fat. (Clapp, 2nd, pg. 84)
4. Decreases Need for Operative Intervention (Forceps of C-Section) by 75%
If you have goals for a Vaginal birth, this percentage is too high to ignore! Plus, exercise is proven to increase your stamina and strength—which will be invaluable to you during labor!
5. Reduces Stress
This holds true even without being pregnant, but is even more imperative prenatally. Mommy's stress does impact fetal stress as well! While there are some stressors that are unavoidable, exercise can combat many of the negative hormonal impacts that stress can have. Exercise surges endorphins, also called the “happy hormone” and it's one of the best things you can do for you baby!
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