If you lead an active lifestyle, pregnancy brings about an extra set of concerns. Not only do you find yourself navigating all the physical symptoms and changes of being pregnant and caring for a baby in your belly, but you’re likely to be worrying about your physical well-being in terms of athletic performance, safe exercise, and weight gain. These are all completely normal concerns, but ones that should be addressed promptly so you can continue on with a healthy and happy pregnancy.
Let’s talk about pregnancy weight gain. Is it normal? Do you always gain weight? Is there an ideal amount to gain? Can I exercise to manage weight gain? What about food?
All of these questions can seem overwhelming, especially as you learn to navigate training and exercising throughout your pregnancy. For those who aim to keep their body at peak performance, they can seem even more important and stressful. Check out some of the most common questions regarding weight gain and training: