Research suggests that babies born to active moms could have an advantage in brain development, according to an article in NY Times.
I was well into a fit lifestyle before my pregnancy and was told it was okay to continue as long as it didn’t cause pain. The exercises don’t have to involve weight lifting or even a previous fit lifestyle. All it takes is :
- brisk walk 3x a week for 20-30m to increase baby brain power
- bike or row to get your heart rate up
- continue running if you were a runner
Research shows that all of these are good for baby’s heart rate too. Study proves this theory on babies that were a few days out of the womb. It’s not stated what impact the advanced brain development has once the baby grows older. However I think it’s still a good idea for both mom and baby.