Written by: Aelah Mass
The idea that pregnant women are fragile and unable to exert themselves doesn’t stand a chance against the women featured in this post. These pregnant CrossFitters defy the old recommendations that expecting women should “take it easy.” These to-be moms are prepping their bodies for their biggest challenge yet: Childbirth. And it’s working. Not only do these women kick butt in CrossFit, but they also kick butt during labor.
When the owner of the CrossFit affiliate my wife coaches at was in labor and began pushing, her doctor told her, “Good, now take a break.” She replied, “No, doc, I got this.” And she pushed her son Gunnar out in 5 minutes. This rockstar mom readily admits that her labor and recovery were easy – and she thanks CrossFit for it.
See her and other pregnant CrossFitters in action, and learn more about CrossFitting while pregnant after the jump. Talk about strong.
Pregnant CrossFitters require scaling differently because of their changing bodies and their changing center of mass. Always check with a doctor before starting any exercise routine. All have either given birth to healthy babies or have experienced healthy pregnancies thus far. For those who are unfamiliar with CrossFit, it may appear extreme, but each of these athletes exhibits control over her movements and bodies. I recommend any and all women to find their nearest CrossFit affiliate and give it a try! It truly is a sport for everybody.
Thanks to my wife and CrossFit coach, Sara Hill Mass, for her help in explaining the CrossFit movements.