Weighing The Pros & Cons: CrossFit, Weight Lifting & Other Extreme Exercise In Pregnancy
Regular exercise is an important lifestyle for many women, for aesthetics, overall health, and mental health benefits. The question still remains as to how much and what type of exercise is beneficial during pregnancy and if too much or the wrong type of exercise can be harmful to the mother or the baby. While light-to-moderate cardiovascular exercise has been shown to be beneficial, the potential impact of heavy weight lifting is still unknown. New, intense exercises involving heavy weight lifting programs, such a CrossFit, have now raised concerns about the possible effect to mom and baby during pregnancy.
Though the research is scarce, it has been suggested that heavy exercise, whether cardiovascular or strength training, during pregnancy can have detrimental effects on both the mom and the baby...http://givingbirthwithconfidence.org/2013/11/weighing-the-pros-cons-crossfit-weight-lifting-other-extreme-exercise-in-pregnancy/