The team of researchers from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences United States involving 61 healthy women aged 20-35 years in a pilot research project on sports, pregnancy and fetal heart.
Half of the respondents exercised regularly during pregnancy, be it jogging, brisk walking or other moderate exercise at least 3 times a week. Some also do sports and loads of yoga.
Meanwhile, some respondents do not exercise regularly, but still move normally. To determine fetal heart health, respondents were asked to perform laboratory examinations during pregnancy entered the week 28, 32 and 36.
Previously, a study has revealed that the fetal heart rate also increased when the mother is exercising. However Dr.Linda E. May, who conducted this research to know whether the exercise carried out long-term maternal effect on fetal heart health.
Apparently, the baby from the womb of the mother who diligently exercise does have a stronger heart, even after the baby is born. “The effect is especially seen in infants whose mothers exercising more often,” said May.
He explained that, although the prospective mother and the fetus has a heart and blood circulation systems are separate, but the specific hormone released when mothers exercise will be forwarded to the fetus through the placenta.
Another theory states intake of breath and increased heart rate when exercising mothers will be heard by the fetus who responded by the baby’s heart. The baby’s body then adapts by equating the heart rhythm with her ??heart rhythm.