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Pregnant? Exercising Helps Baby's Brain Development

From the show: Train Your Body
John P. Higgins MD, MBA
Guest Bio
Guest Bio: John P. Higgins MD, MBA
02 Dr John HigginsJohn P. Higgins MD, MBA (Hons), MPHIL, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FACSM, FASNC, FSGC, is a sports cardiologist for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and the Harris Health System. His research interests include the effects of energy beverages on the body, and screening for underlying cardiovascular abnormalities in 12-year-olds (6th graders), and steroid effects on the cardiovascular system.
If you're pregnant, exercise does more than keep your baby weight in check; it can also help brain development in your baby.

A study found if a pregnant woman exercises 20 minutes, three times a week, it increases the brain activity of her fetus.

This remarkable discovery should make moms-to-be want to jump on that treadmill more than ever.

Sports Cardiologist,  Dr. John Higgins, MD,  and Melanie Cole, MS help guide you through your pregnancy and share guidelines to ensure your exercise regimen is safe and healthy.
  • Original Air Date Tuesday, 17 December 2013
  • Host Melanie Cole, MS

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