Take a load off Mama

Put those feet up, Mom-to-be. New research suggests there’s really something to be said for that good old-fashioned advice to put your feet up (or at least get off them!) during pregnancy.

European researchers have determined that expectant women who spend a lot of time working on their feet (or just put in long hours on the job), are affecting the uterine growth and development of their infants. The result? They often give birth to smaller babies. The researchers concluded it’s essential for women with physically demanding jobs to take a load off during pregnancy.