Article: Pregnancy and Weight Training
This article seems to have sparked an outcry of negativity. For me personally and my history of losses, I could not rigorously work out while pregnant. The baby we lost in June was lost two days after I ran down the road after our dog who got loose and it makes me wonder if that little run caused my miscarriage. I was using my cross country skiing machine (technical name is escaping me right now) when we lost our son Mathew at 18 weeks. Since that loss I do not work out. I garden, walk and do normal stuff but nothing heavy duty. I'd swim if we had a pool in the backyard.
I think the amount of exercise and rigor of the workout is going to depend on the mom, her fitness level and her medical history. I don't believe in mama bashing, unless she's smoking, doing drugs or drinking heavily which all can harm baby, then said mama needs someone to have a little chat with her. (wry smile)