Don’t Cancel Your Gym Membership When You Become Pregnant

For many years, pregnant mom’s often heard advice to relax and rest during pregnancy. Today, doctors are warning against this advice and encouraging women to continue a healthy exercise routine.

Numerous studies list the many benefits to women who exercise during pregnancy. Yet doctors remain very concerned with how high rates of obesity are affecting not only children in utero but also the long-term health of the child and mother after birth. The Washington Post spoke to a number of experts to learn more about how excessive weight gain during pregnancy and limited exercise are adversely affecting pregnant mothers today. Read more here.