Nationwide, women are fighting the stigma associated with working out through their pregnancy and postpartum. For previous generations, staying active while pregnant was often frowned upon, states Kirk Kreifels, who graduated with an exercise science degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. “It’s not only safe, but it actually helps women in their pregnancy,” he says. That’s not to say women don’t adjust their routines as their bellies grow. Instead of box jumps, they do step-ups. Instead of running or jump rope, they row. Instead of sit-ups, they do planks.
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Source: Article by Shelby Reynolds of the Naples Daily News