Exercising While Pregnant Proves Beneficial to Baby’s Brain Development

By  |  141 Comments

working out pregnant

Researchers at the University of Montreal and CHU Saint-Justine Hospital have made a stark discovery that pregnant mothers who exercise regularly can enhance their newborn’s brain development while still in the womb. A pregnant mother performing just 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, three times a week, improves the cognitive ability in their babies. A noticeable difference in brain activity was noted as early as 8 to 12 days of age in newborn babies while babies that were born of sedentary mothers exhibited less cognitive activity.

In an interview with Al Jazeera, kinesiology professor Dave Ellemberg states, “Our research indicates that exercise during pregnancy enhances the newborn child’s brain development.” Ellemberg unveiled his research Sunday in San Diego, CA at the Society for Neuroscience conference.

While the test group was small, including just 18 pregnant women participating, researchers say it is the first study to make a connection between a mother’s physical activity and her baby’s brain development.

Each woman was randomly placed in either an active or sedentary group and given specific instructions around their second trimester to either exercise for 20 minutes until the point they would just lose their breath or not to exercise at all. The women were told to keep a record of their activities via an online website designed to log and track their physical activities, sleeping and eating habits. Monthly they were tested in a lab.

Within two weeks of giving birth, the babies were brought in to measure their brain patterns and the results clearly showed that the babies whose mother’s had exercised had more mature brain impulse when introduced to repeated sounds, indicating similar brain activity to that of a six month old baby.

There is other research that indicates that exercise during pregnancy may also improve a baby’s cardiovascular health. Overall, it has been proven that exercise during a pregnancy is important to enhancing the health and development of babies.


  1. Pingback: generic sildenafil

  2. Pingback: ed pills that really work

  3. Pingback: ed pills

  4. Pingback: ed pills that really work

  5. Pingback: cialis online

  6. Pingback: canada online pharmacy

  7. Pingback: best online pharmacy

  8. Pingback: Buy cialis online

  9. Pingback: generic cialis online

  10. Pingback: vardenafil pills

  11. Pingback: levitra 10mg

  12. Pingback: vardenafil 20mg

  13. Pingback: best online casinos that payout

  14. Pingback: play for real online casino games

  15. Pingback: generic viagra reviews

  16. Pingback: casino games online

  17. Pingback: casino online games

  18. Pingback: buy generic cialis online

  19. Pingback: loan online

  20. Pingback: loans for bad credit

  21. Pingback: loans for bad credit

  22. Pingback: viagra 100mg

  23. Pingback: virgin casino online nj

  24. Pingback: casino games online

  25. Pingback: cialis 5 mg

  26. Pingback: play australian online casino

  27. Pingback: online casino legal in the usa

  28. Pingback: online casino usa real money

  29. Pingback: new cialis

  30. Pingback: cialis 5 mg

  31. Pingback: 20 cialis

  32. Pingback: online casino games

  33. Pingback: slots online

  34. Pingback: vegas casino online

  35. Pingback: slot machine games

  36. Pingback: online viagra prescription

  37. Pingback: female viagra

  38. Pingback: viagra cheap

  39. Pingback: tadalafil tablets

  40. Pingback: cialis online

  41. Pingback: casino world

  42. Pingback: casino real money

  43. Pingback: where can i buy Viagra 100mg

  44. Pingback:

  45. Pingback: Cialis 60mg medication

  46. Pingback: catapres 100 mcg medication

  47. Pingback: ceclor generic

  48. Pingback: buy ceftin

  49. Pingback: how to buy celebrex 200 mg

  50. Pingback: celexa 20 mg online pharmacy

  51. Pingback: cephalexin 500mg united states

  52. Pingback: cipro 500 mg tablet

  53. Pingback: claritin tablet

  54. Pingback: golden nugget online casino

  55. Pingback: play online casino real money

  56. Pingback: gambling games

  57. Pingback: doubleu casino

  58. Pingback: casino games online

  59. Pingback: hollywood casino

  60. Pingback: real casino games

  61. Pingback: online casinos usa

  62. Pingback: doubleu casino

  63. Pingback: online casino games for real money

  64. Pingback: plymouth rock car insurance quotes

  65. Pingback: allstate car insurance quotes

  66. Pingback: cheap car insurance

  67. Pingback: progressive insurance quote

  68. Pingback: allstate car insurance

  69. Pingback: ameriprise car insurance quotes costco

  70. Pingback: cheap insurance car

  71. Pingback: esurance car insurance

  72. Pingback: car insurance cheap

  73. Pingback: infinity car insurance

  74. Pingback: instant personal loans

  75. Pingback: payday loans near me

  76. Pingback: payday loans portland or

  77. Pingback: How to get viagra

  78. Pingback: installment loans chicago

  79. Pingback: quick quick loans

  80. Pingback: cbd oil products

  81. Pingback: most reputable cbd oil supplier

  82. Pingback: cbd oil sale

  83. Pingback: cbd cannabis oil online

  84. Pingback: the best essay writing services

  85. Pingback: uk essay writing services

  86. Pingback: write an argumentative essay

  87. Pingback: argumentative essay writer

  88. Pingback: help my essay

  89. Pingback: assignment helps

  90. Pingback: best uk essay writing service

  91. Pingback: best college essay writing service

  92. Pingback: buy custom essays

  93. Pingback: custom essay writing service uk

  94. Pingback: cleocin nz

  95. Pingback: clomid 100 mg canada

  96. Pingback: clonidine for sale

  97. Pingback: Levitra or viagra

  98. Pingback: colchicine australia

  99. Pingback: symbicort inhaler usa

  100. Pingback: combivent united kingdom

  101. Pingback: cheap coreg

  102. Pingback: buy compazine 5 mg

  103. Pingback: coumadin without prescription

  104. Pingback: cozaar united states

  105. Pingback: cymbalta 30mg purchase

  106. Pingback: dapsone caps otc

  107. Pingback: ddavp 0.1 mg pills

  108. Pingback: where can i buy depakote 500 mg

  109. Pingback: order diamox

  110. Pingback: differin 15g for sale

  111. Pingback: diltiazem coupon

  112. Pingback: doxycycline 100 mg australia

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *