Brittany Matthews Claps Back at Mom-Shamers Who Shamed Her for Working Out While Pregnant
Brittany Matthews isn’t just the fiancée of Kansas City Chief quarterback Patrick Mahomes’, nor is she just a soon-to-be mom. She’s also a professional personal trainer, meaning health and fitness have always been a big part of her life.
With all that considered, it’s no surprise that she has continued to hit the gym and share her workouts on Instagram even after learning she is carrying her and Mahomes’ first child. However, as Matthews revealed on Twitter, there are some people out there who are very upset that she has continued to work out while pregnant.
“I truly had no idea how many people actually think working out during pregnancy is not good….my oh my. Do your research peeps, there’s lots of new info out.”
This particular tweet comes after Matthews shared two different exercise videos on her social media platforms. Four days ago, Matthews shared an “amazing” full body workout with her followers while also admitting she’s only working out three days a week now as she enters her second trimester.
“Honestly, I’m lucky enough to get 3 workouts in a week so full body is just what I am doing right now,” Brittany Matthews admitted. “Listening to my body, and just keeping it moving is where I’m at right now. Everyone is different, every pregnancy journey is different, but we are all mamas creating a beautiful child and that is such a blessing!!”
Shortly after that, the mom-to-be took to Instagram again. This time sharing a quick 30-second video of “five ways to change up a squat.”
This particular video was met with some pretty shocking comments. “Be careful with the baby in you you may cause defects,” one person wrote.
It was these comments in particular that seemingly prompted Matthews’ tweet. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can actually provide many benefits if a woman is expecting.
“Pregnancy might seem like the perfect time to sit back and relax. You likely feel more tired than usual, and your back might ache from carrying extra weight. But unless you’re experiencing complications, sitting around won’t help. In fact, pregnancy can be a great time to get active — even if you haven’t exercised in a while.”Mayo Clinic
From reducing backaches, constipation, bloating and swelling to boosting a pregnant woman’s overall mood, exercise or movement of any kind can be beneficial. However, it is still very important to “make sure you have your health care provider’s OK” before beginning any sort of exercise program.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.