Health starts in the womb, and exercise is one of the best ways to give your baby a healthy start. Regular physical activity decreases the chances of common pregnancy complications and promotes general well-being. Here are 10 articles for moms who want to stay active during pregnancy.

 

Something's in the Coconut Water: Pregnant CrossFitters (Danette "Dizzle" Rivera)

Lately there has been a bit of a pregnancy boom at our CrossFit gym. I was fascinated to talk to these women about their workouts, giving birth, and recovery and how CrossFit helped.

 

What Does It Mean To Be BirthFIT? (Lindsey Mathews)

A few years ago I found myself in a bit of a low. I was training with no real purpose or goals. Then one day I told myself, "I'm going to be the best I can be." For me, this means being BirthFIT.

 

Super Mom! How Pregnancy Can Make You MORE Fit (Nicole Crawford)

When I was pregnant I became fascinated with the hypothesis prenatal exercise can actually IMPROVE athletic performance after delivery.

 

Exercise Builds Good Proteins For Expecting Moms (Becca Borawski)

A new study suggests regular exercise before and during pregnancy can reduce blood pressure in expectant mothers and reduce the risk of developing preeclampsia.

 

Training For Two: Exercise and Raging Hormones (Nicole Crawford)

Hormones play a critical role in achieving and maintaining pregnancy. Here are some hormonal changes that take place and how they affect your exercise.

 

Mommy Workouts (Nicole Crawford)

Pregnant and looking for a workout? The Mommy workouts are posted three days a week and tailored for moms at every trimester.

 

Why Swimming is the Best Exercise For Pregnant Women (Hannah Caldas)

As a pregnant woman, what if you could relieve morning sickness and joint pain, and have a sense of well-being all because of one activity? Well, then it's time you try swimming.

 

Training For Two: The Cardiovascular Effects of Pregnancy (Nicole Crawford)

Whether you are pregnant or you're training a pregnant client, it's important to know what changes are going on during the prenatal period. Today we look at the cardiovascular effects of pregnancy.

 

Exercising While Pregnant: Strong Moms Build Strong Babies (Lindsey Mathews)

Numerous studies do show that a healthy, fit mom produces a healthy, fit baby. Building a strong body can lead to an easier pregnancy, better recovery, and a vibrant baby.

 

Dear Coach: I'm Pregnant and Squatting Hurts My Knees! (Nicole Crawford)

I've heard it's good to squat during pregnancy, but I tried and it hurts my knees! Is there anything I can do to lessen the pain and still get the benefits?

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