Strength training with aerobic activity during pregnancy reduces C-section delivery

The benefits of strength training and aerobic activity have been well documented. In one very interesting study involving the use of both (strength and aerobic training) and pregnant mothers found a decrease in cesarean sections required during pregnancy. The combination of strength training and aerobic activity seems to be the key. We have yet to find many benefits of strength training on its own. (Hall DC, Kaufmann DA. Effects of Aerobic and Strength Conditioning on Pregnancy Outcomes. Am J Ostet Gynecol. 187;157(5): 1199-203.)

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