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Colorado Research: Exercise during Third Trimester Benefits Mom and Baby

Dr. Dana Dabelea, professor of epidemiology and director of the Lifecourse Epidemiology of Adiposity and Diabetes (LEAD) center at Colorado School of Public Health, is lead author on a study that affirms prenatal exercise may reduce the amount of glucose and fats mothers make available to their babies, helping them grow more optimally.

Dr. Dabelea
[Photo: Dr. Dana Dabelea]

According to Dr. Dabelea, exercise during pregnancy can help check weight gain, reduce risk of gestational diabetes, decrease discomfort, and prepare the mother for an easier labor and delivery.

Read more from the Colorado School of Public Health.