CrossFit and Pregnancy

Updated: Jan 31, 2019

Is CrossFit safe for someone expecting?

You want the best for your baby and so do we! CrossFit can be a great fitness program to follow while you are pregnant.

Here's what you need to know

Did you know working out can be very beneficial to your pregnancy?

Some benefits include...

  • Reduction in backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling

  • Prevention of gestational diabetes

  • Increased energy

  • Improves sleep

  • Easier labor

  • Easier time with weightloss after baby is born

What should I do when I find out I'm pregnant?

First and foremost, consult with your doctor. Every pregnancy is different, so make sure your doctor approves of your fitness regimen while you're pregnant. When your doctor gives you the okay, you need to tell your coach(es) right away. We understand that prior to the 3 month mark, most people do not tell anyone. However your trainer should know right away! We need to make important modifications to your workout to keep you and your baby safe! If you don't want every coach knowing about your pregnancy, at least tell the one you see the most. All our coaches at CrossFit 267 have helped multiple moms stay safe in workouts during their pregnancy. We're more then happy to help you and we will keep your secret safe with us.

CrossFit is intense! Won't that be dangerous for my baby?

As long as CrossFit is something you've been doing, it's something you can continue. We do not recommend starting CrossFit if you are pregnant. The great thing about CrossFit and pregnancy is you always have someone there that is knowledgeable about the movements you can do and can adjust any workout to make sure it is not too intense for you and your baby. We can make sure you are moving in a healthy way and keeping your heart rate at a reasonable rate.

What should I do differently?

The movements you can do will change throughout your pregnancy and your body will mostly be the guide for that. From the start