An article was posted recently online at KSL.com about an 8 month pregnant woman attending a Salt Lake City CrossFit fitness club in her neighborhood on a regular basis. If the photo had shown her doing Pilates or Yoga it probably wouldn’t have stirred such a fire of controversy, but it showed her doing Squats with about 335 pounds of weights across her shoulders. The controversy was and is obviously about the safety of her health and more especially the health of her growing baby.
In adding some thought, one might consider her doctor’s advice for healthy activity along with her fitness state at the beginning. If this young woman would have started weight lifting, power lifting or body building when she became pregnant, the controversy might be more justified. The amount of weight this woman is squatting suggests she has been doing these exercises much longer then the eight months of her pregnancy, possibly more like two to three years.
The question of what is right should come from what the woman has been normally. Her health and fitness is relative to what she has been doing in her life and of course under the direction of her doctor.
This is just a thought for you ladies out there; this woman will probably have an easier time in delivery and much faster recovery then many because of her fitness level at the start of her pregnancy.