London: A new research suggests that "boring and repetitive" household chores raises the odds of giving birth prematurely.
"Pregnancy is not a disease. In fact, most women who are pregnant are healthy and most of them are being delivered of perfectly healthy babies. Women who are healthy and do not have pregnancy complications should not restrict their activities in order to achieve a better pregnancy outcome," said researcher Hajo Wildschut, of Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Experts say that in most cases exercise in pregnancy is safe, however, mothers-to-be are advised to avoid sports which needs physical exertion. "Exercise is good in pregnancy, it keeps you aerobically fit, it keeps your weight under control, it probably reduces the chances of difficulties and it makes it easier to deal with the birth and after wards," said Patrick O`Brien, a consultant obstetrician at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. IANS
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