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How Exercise Affects Pregnant Women

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When you’re giving exercise advice, the stakes are usually pretty low. If you get it wrong, someone ends up either less fit or more tired than they should be, both of which are easily rectified. But that’s definitely not the case with exercise during pregnancy: nobody wants to be on the hook for advice that ends up being associated with a negative outcome.

For the same reason, rigorous research on the topic is relatively rare—which makes a new study in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise worth exploring. The study, from physiologist Daniel Hardy and his ...