Keep Active During Pregnancy!

New Study: In this population of pregnant women at low‐risk, it was found that greater levels of light, moderate, moderate‐to‐vigorous, and total Physical activity (PA) as well as steps per day, during early second trimester of pregnancy, were associated with better maternal and neonatal birth outcomes. Greater number of steps per day was associated with shorter duration of the first stage of labor, lower gestational age, and better oxygen saturation in the umbilical artery. Results suggest that newborns of more physically active women have a better acid‐base balance, which might reduce the risk of caesarean section due to loss of fetal well‐being.