CrossFit, Pregnancy and Post-partum

Thank you to CrossFit Mom for allowing us to re-produce and link this outstanding information for exercising pregnant and post-partum women. We hope it is useful in making an educated choice about what is right for you and your baby/ies.

NB: All information on is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

Did you know?

Women who exercise during pregnancy:

  • Have reduced weight gain and fat deposition during pregnancy
  • Have fewer pregnancy discomforts
  • Report a more rapid physical and emotional recovery from delivery
  • Tend to have easier, shorter and less complicated labors
  • Have less need for pain relief during labor
  • Have more stamina during labor
  • Increase their aerobic capacity
  • Decrease their susceptibility to illness
  • Increase their energy level

Babies of exercising mums:

  • Have significantly lower heart rates than babies of non-exercising mums
  • Are better able to cope with the stress of birth
  • Have a greater ability to adapt to life outside the uterus
  • Are more healthy at birth
  • Are leaner at birth and tend to stay lean as they grow
  • Sleep through the night s