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Exercising Through Your Pregnancy
In addition to the regular benefits of exercise, pregnant women who exercise are likely to return to their pre-pregnancy shapes sooner, feel increased energy, and fend off stress more readily. According to James F. Clapp, M.D., author of Exercising Through Your Pregnancy, women can exercise before, during, after their pregnancies. "Some women fear that exercise will increase the risk of miscarriage, malformations, pre-term labor, brain damage to the baby, or material injury, but this is not the case." According to Dr. Clapp's research, women who exercise feel better, perform better, and have babies that are stronger physiologically and perhaps better developed neurologically.