Pregnancy and Your Baby’s Heart
New research found that pregnant mothers who engage in 30 minutes of exercise three times a week makes for a baby with a stronger heart.
This means babies show a lower fetal heart rate and higher the heart rate variability in utero.
Also, even after delivery, one month old babies from mothers that exercised during pregnancy showed lower heart rates. (April 2011, Linda May, an exercise physiologist and anatomist at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences)