Lifting Weights During Pregnancy

Learn about lifting weights during pregnancy. Discuss your exercise routine with your doctor or midwife before you start. As with any form of exercise in pregnancy, it's important to listen to your body and to stop if you feel too tired or uncomfortable. Never exercise to the point of exhaustion.

Pregnant weightlifter Katja Harjanne is less than two months from her due date but she refuses to stop lifting heavy weights. The 39-year-old CrossFit enthusiast is pregnant with her first child, but with the support of her fiancee Jason Depner, 28, she is continuing her gruelling regime which sees her lift 100 kilo weights. The couple, from Brighton, believe that cross fit has benefited Katja’s pregnancy by keeping her and the baby healthy and strong.