Tag: Pregnant

Study reveals benefits of yoga for pregnant women

New research in pregnant women suggests that practicing yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system (which is responsible for bodily functions when at rest) during the third trimester, improves sleep at night, and decreases α-amylase levels, indicating reduced stress. The Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology Research study included 38 women in a yoga group and 53

Why Do Babies Kick in the Womb?

The first time a pregnant woman feels her baby kick can be surprising — a sudden reminder that the tiny creature growing inside her has a mind of its own. But why do babies kick? Though the womb is a tight space in which to exercise, it turns out that those kicks are vital for

Pregnant moms and their kids should limit added sugars to protect childhood cognition

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has determined that poorer childhood cognition occurred, particularly in memory and learning, when pregnant women or their offspring consumed greater quantities of sugar. Substituting diet soda for sugar-sweetened versions during pregnancy also appeared to have negative effects. However, children’s fruit consumption had beneficial effects