How to make a healthier, savvier baby
- According to a study conducted at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, women who exercise during pregnancy strengthen not only their own hearts, but their fetuses' heart rates.
- Studies show women who exercise during pregnancy have fewer back pains and shorter labor. It may also prevent gestational diabetes.
- Thinking about having a little one? A study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology indicates your pre-pregnancy BMI strongly influences your child's BMI. If you want your child's height to weight ratio to be healthy, now is the time to focus on your overall fitness.
- According to Richard E. Nisbett, cognitive psychologist and author of Intelligence and How to Get It, a woman who exercises while pregnant can increase her child's IQ by as much as 8 points.