My wife and I will be welcoming a new member to our family in several weeks, so I have been very interested in the effects of a pregnant mother's exercise on her unborn child. Until recently, the common belief is that the baby is like a passenger along for the ride, but a new study shows that an unborn child's heart shows a 'training response' to his/her mother's training. Furthermore, the babies' hearts of mothers who had exercised during pregnancy were healthier than the hearts of babies whose mothers had not exercised during pregnancy.
Whether you take the study at face value or not, exercise during pregnancy will definitely help an expecting mother be better prepared for the rigors of childbirth and will certainly assist in getting her pre-pregnancy body back. If you're looking to stay fit during your pregnancy or you're a new mother trying to get rid of that extra weight and get into the best shape of your life, come see as at CrossFit 818 in Glendale! Our combination of fitness and nutritional coaching will help you reach all of your goals!
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