Pregnancy exercise boosts your baby’s heart

Research shows that keeping fit during your pregnancy improves the health of your unborn baby’s heart

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Exercising when you’re pregnant has been found to have a beneficial effect on your unborn baby’s heart.

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A study by American researchers has shown that regular physical activity helps to reduce the heart rate of your foetus, improving cardiovascular health. This positive effect was also found to continue after a baby is born.

“This exposure to maternal exercise has influenced the way that the nervous system and heart have developed,” explained researcher Linda May at Kansas City University, “and the heart is born healthier.”

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