As we move towards (and past, and through) our 20s, 30s, pregnancy announcements on social media are becoming more and more common—from family, friends and, of course, the influencer community.
While you should always listen to your own body and consult with your own team of healthcare professionals whilst pregnant, it can also be fun to see what other people are up to, and how other future mamas-to-be are staying healthy during such a tumultuous time.Here are 4 influencers you should follow for health and exercise tips during pregnancy:
1. Carly Rowena
Currently just over 7 months pregnant, @carlyrowena is a fitness influencer that hasn’t let pregnancy deter her from her health and fitness routine. On her Instagram and YouTube channel, you’ll find tips on maintaining healthy eating, moving your body during pregnancy and also on being kind to your body whilst it undergoes such a huge physical and mental change.
On her passion for Crossfit, she writes that “nowadays, my challenges are slightly different. My goals of handstand walks and muscle-ups will have to wait until little one arrives but that doesn’t mean I can’t still move my body and sweat my way through an incredible workout. I want to be a voice to those of you who feel you need to stop moving for fear it will cause damage to your baby or because others pressure you into losing your confidence. Let’s keep moving and smiling through the most incredible journey the female body can undertake!”
Only 15 weeks pregnant with a whole journey ahead of her; @sarahsday is definitely one to follow if you’re also in the early stages of pregnancy. A Amodrn influencer fave, we love Sarah for her zingy, down-to-earth personality, relatability, and realistic health and fitness advice—and we don’t think that’ll be changing now that she’s preggers!
A post shared by Sarah (@sarahs_day) on Sep 30, 2018 at 11:15pm PDT
She’s already said that she’s going to maintain as active a lifestyle as possible during pregnancy, so stay tuned with her to see how she makes that happen and pick up some tips and tricks along the way!
A post shared by EMILY SKYE (@emilyskyefit) on Oct 6, 2017 at 6:50pm PDT
Ok ok so she’s not technically currently pregnant, but she’s still an invaluable resource for women who want to maintain a workout routine whilst growing small humans. Her workout videos on @emilyskyefitness span pre, during and post pregnancy, meaning she’s got you covered for every part of the process. And if you do a cheeky scroll back, her images on @emilyskyefit (so many accounts!) are an inspiring testament to putting health and wellbeing at the forefront of your mind during pregnancy.
4. Erica Ziel—Knocked Up Fitness
Designed specifically to prepare your body for pregnancy, birth and postpartum recovery, the Knocked Up Fitness program will equip you with the knowledge of how to properly strengthen your core, improve how you feel physically and emotionally, boost your confidence, prepare your body for birth, have a speedier delivery (which means less stress on baby), and easier recovery postpartum!
Founded by Erica Ziel, the @knockedupfitness Instagram account is a great destination for mamas-to-be for holistic health and fitness tips that cover everything from core strength and slowing down whilst pregnant to general pregnancy facts and mental health advice.