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[–] chirogonemd 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I'd also consider the fact that if her exercise is increasing her own endogenous testosterone production (temporarily), even increases in narrow ranges could possibly effect fetal development epigenetically, given the increase in cell signalling we'd expect from the fetus' exposure to circulating hormone levels. I'm totally speculating.

But overall this study is shit. This methodology is so poor I really can't even take it seriously. I'm just considering interesting possibilities.

[–] hardshaft 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Or just that more activity in the mother induces more activity in the fetus, so baby gets to do some good squats before kicking its way out. There could be plenty of ways it could work, if it is even real.

[–] chirogonemd 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It's much funnier to imagine a fetus doing squats and using the cord as a resistance band.