This is amazing news and makes so much sense. Before giving birth they report it can boost a babies metabolism and when weaning, the babies of active mothers appeared to have increased levels of a protein linked to converting fat to heat, and after eight weeks they had gained less weight.
As always exercising at any point in life does come with warnings. If you do not currently do any fitness and are already pregnant you should not embark on a exercise programme that looks for gains and to be the fittest you’ve ever been. Instead anyone who is pregnant should be active throughout their pregnancy to maintain their current level of fitness throughout and beyond. Once into Post Partum a professional Personal Trainer such as myself can help you develop a programme that is suited to your body and any complications you may have experienced.
This research is super exciting because its is motivating to think that you being active can have a massive benefit for your baby before you even meet them.