Interview with Dr. Marianne Watkins, MD | Segment Length - 0:55
Research on Benefits of Exercise for Pregnant and New Moms
Well, there are multiple articles and research suggesting that regular exercise in pregnancy is beneficial, assuming there are no contraindications. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Sports Medicine recommend 30 minutes of exercise - of moderate exercise - on almost a daily basis. And the American College of obstetrics and gynecology feels that these recommendations can be safely adopted in pregnancy. There also studies suggesting that exercising may be an adjunct therapy for management of gestational diabetes in pregnancy, and an article by Sherman suggests that exercise is both safe and beneficial for most patients.