|New research suggests that women who practice regular water aerobics during pregnancy could have a less painful delivery when they come to give birth.
The study, published in the journal Reproductive Health, examined a group of 71 expectant mothers.
Half of these women were allocated to attend three 50-minute sessions of water aerobics a week during their pregnancy, while the others did not take part in the activity.
The researchers found that only 27 per cent of the women in the water aerobics group requested analgesia (pain relief) during childbirth, compared with 65 per cent in the control group.
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