10 Articles For Expecting Moms - Why and How to Exercise During Pregnancy

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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.


Fitness, pregnancy, women's fitness, exercise during pregnancy, prenatal health

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.


Fitness, pregnancy, women's fitness, exercise during pregnancy, prenatal health

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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