Attention All of You Mommas out there!!
The dedication, perseverance, and strength it takes for anyone signed up for Cross Fit is awesome! Watching the women in our box who are pregnant is AMAZING. You all know who you are….obviously. Today I was inspired by an athlete compete and complete today’s wod. Pregnancy is not a condition and it’s refreshing to know that these women don’t expect any special consideration.
“Doing CrossFit while pregnant is completely safe,” says Katelyn Block, a certified CrossFit trainer in Rochester, NY, who works with women in all stages of life. Jennifer Daif Parker, M.D., of Del Ray OBGYN associates agrees—as long as, like Ellison (who posted on the CrossFit Facebook page that she’s been doing CrossFit for two and a half years), you were fit before you got pregnant. “If you were doing it prior to getting pregnant it’s great to continue, but I wouldn’t recommend starting a new routine that intense if you never did it before during pregnancy,” Parker says.
Knowing your body is the key to any exercise routine in any stage of your life. The same goes for pregnancy. Do what you can, listen to your body, modify what you must and own it. Your baby will approve!!
Have a happy and safe week!