Hop in the Pool for a Smoother Delivery

You often hear that once a new mom has her baby in her arms, she forgets the pain of delivery.

But it seems there's another way to make delivery less painful: and you can work on it long before you give birth.

A study in the journal Reproductive Health says pregnant women who do water aerobics were nearly 60 percent less likely to ask for pain meds during delivery. Now all of them had low risk pregnancies, but none of them had exercised before pregnancy.

So why would this help?

Researchers say women in better physical condition are also more likely to be healthier mentally: making the delivery easier.

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