Canadian curler, Kristie Moore, is five months pregnant. She’s only the third Olympian to compete in the games while expecting.
Read the news story here.
You may not be an Olympian, but did you stay active during pregnancy? I know women who swim, bike, hike and snowshoe while expecting. And, of course, lots of healthy mommas do prenatal yoga.
A study, from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, found that fetuses whose mothers exercised had lower heart rates and increased breathing movements. The breathing movements help prepare newborns to breathe better on their own after birth. Of course, staying fit benefits the pregnant momma as well. Reducing constipation, sleeping better, and getting into shape for the birth.
Before beginning a new workout, make sure to get the OK from your midwife or doctor.
And if you are looking for something new or different, think about trying hula hooping