Mother’s exercise may boost baby’s brain

Mother’s exercise may boost baby’s brain
A new study done on pregnant rats showed pups whose mothers were allowed to run on wheels throughout pregnancy performed more dexterously in early childhood on a tricky memory test, and retained the cognitive advantage into adulthood. To follow, a study done at University of Montreal had women exercise at least 20 minutes 3 days per week, compared to a group of non-exercising women. After birth, the infant’s brain activity was recorded after stimulation with sound and essentially found the babies born of mothers who exercised were more mature. The long term benefits are still unknown, but physical activity during pregnancy may give an unborn child an advantage regarding brain development.