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STAY IN SHAPE FOR HEALTHY BABIES

The link between healthy maternal weight and healthy pregnancy is well established, but new research has shown another good reason to keep your BMI at 25 or below when you’re getting ready to have a baby. Swedish researchers have found a link between high BMI and the risk of a child being born with birth defects. The study, published in the British Medical Journal, found that the heavier the mother during early pregnancy, the higher the risk of having a child with birth defects.

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Get fit quick with the September issue of Women’s Running, on sale now! We’ll help you find focus in your running with our four-week plans for mini running goals, from smashing out a parkrun PB to shifting a few pounds to trying your first triathlon. Bit pushed for time thanks to the kids? Our busy mums’ training guide will show you how to squeeze in a few runs - and we’ve got the lowdown on the best running buggies you can buy, too. Find out how to run well for life with our expert guide to running skills, and be inspired to try for a sub-three-hour marathon - our cover star Gemma Hockett believes anyone can do it! Find all this plus the usual advice, inspiration and kit reviews for trail and road.