Exercise, Lifestyle Changes Help Obese Moms During Pregnancy

pregnancy, childbirth, Bon Secours Hampton Roads, The Mary Immaculate Birthplace, The Midwifery Center at DePaul, The Maryview Family Birth Center, The DePaul Center for BirthGetting consistent physical activity and making healthier lifestyle changes can prevent excessive weight gain in obese pregnant women if they begin during the first trimester, according to preliminary research. Additionally, this helped the future moms avoid preterm delivery, hypertension and gestational diabetes, a news release from the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine states.

The research was presented at the society’s annual meeting.

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