Did you know that exercising while pregnant can reduce back and promote healthy weight gain?! It also reduces the risk of gestational diabetes and improves one’s ability to lose weight post-pregnancy. I’ve been lucky enough to train throughout my pregnancy, modifying my program as I go along. For instance, when it comes to deadlifting, I stick to pulling sumo. Why? The angle of one’s back is more vertical in comparison to a conventional deadlift and the stance is much wider. The former helps with lower back pain and the latter ensures there’s enough room for my growing belly. If you’ve been training for a while and become pregnant, I encourage you to keep training as long as you can. If you’re thinking of starting a family, I encourage you to start exercising beforehand so that you’re in the best possible health going into pregnancy.