DR. CHRISTINA PREVETT- Lifting in pregnancy in the research

Today I speak with Dr. Christina Prevett PT, PhD, research in pregnancy and aging, lead faculty at Institute of Clinical Excellence Physio for Pelvic Health & Geriatrics, and Creator of the Barbell Mamas. Christina helps female athletes maximize fitness potential with online programming for pregnant & postpartum CrossFitters & weightlifters.

Christina and I talk about how far we have come in supporting strength athlete, both pregnant and postpartum, as well as where the research is headed. If you’re a barbell athlete, you don not want to miss this conversation!

We  talk about:

-lack of research available

-affects of resistance training on pelvic floor

-breath holding

-stress urinary incontinence

-listening to your body

-ethics issues and pregnancy research

-increasing visibility

-debunking hormone myths

-benefits of strength training

Time Stamps

1:00 introduction

4:02 research following experience

9:50 changes in pelvic floor

11:30 unpacking Valsava maneuver

21:03 resistance training in supine

25:30 findings of the research

31:10 averages in the study

37:40 the progress made

43:00 addressing inequity

45:37 addressing menopause

52:40 benefits of strength training

60:25 rapid fire questions


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