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Doctors used to think exercise during pregnancy was linked to pre-term birth, but a recent study shows it is not. (KFSN)

Exercise is good for anyone. But, staying active when you are pregnant may be especially important.

Doctors used to think exercise during pregnancy was linked to pre-term birth, but a recent study shows it is not. In fact, being active offered big benefits.

Researchers looked at more than 2,000 women and found exercise was linked to a lower risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. As well as fewer C-sections.

About 74 percent of women who exercised had a vaginal delivery, while 68 percent who did not, had a C-section.

"If you think about moms and their busy life, squeezing in anything is better than nothing at all," said performance coach Jenn Lea.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says healthy women should get at least two hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity per week during and after pregnancy.

You can divide it up into ten minutes at a time.

Most importantly, medical experts say to keep it moving, to benefit you and your baby.
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