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    Kines 199 Fall 2019

Exercise During Pregnancy Benefits Baby's Heart

This is an article written about a 2011 study that found that pregnant mothers who exercised delivered babies that had lower heart rates as well as increased heart rate variability, which is a measure of how well the nervous system is controlling the heart. These effects on the baby lasted for up to a month after birth, and more research on the group of children is needed to determine longer-term effects. I thought this went well with the topic of prenatal development that we covered in class on Wednesday, and it fits into the field of kinesiology nicely as well, since it involves exercise. The paper the article references can be accessed here: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235992173_Gestational_Exercise_effects_on_the_Infant_Heart

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I think this article you chose fits well with what we have been learning about in class because it discusses how exercise can effect the fetus/baby and it's development. In class we have been discussing different factors that can effect... more »I think this article you chose fits well with what we have been learning about in class because it discusses how exercise can effect the fetus/baby and it's development. In class we have been discussing different factors that can effect development. This article also makes me question whether there is a certain amount of exercise that is okay for the fetus/baby that doesn't effect their HR or development? 09-04-2019 11:11am

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Comment by Julia Chestnut

This article seems very interesting and correlates well with kinesiology and the material we are discussing in class. I think it will be interesting to see the long term effects this has on children when more research is done and will maybe drive... more »This article seems very interesting and correlates well with kinesiology and the material we are discussing in class. I think it will be interesting to see the long term effects this has on children when more research is done and will maybe drive more women to prioritize exercise while pregnant. I also wonder if there are certain types of exercise that have greater effect on the baby compared to others! Nice post! 09-04-2019 1:13pm

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Comment by Maya Johanson

    Added to this shelf by: Ryan Davy, on 09-04-2019 10:10am

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