martial arts during pregnancy

What Precautions to Continue Kickboxing?

Alexandra Powell Allred's picture


Dear Fitness Expert,
I do kickboxing and have done so off and on for approximately 9 years. I stopped during my first pregnancy which resulted in a cesarean 4 years ago.

I am now 11 weeks pregnant and continue to kickbox on a one-to-one basis at a lower intensity.

My concern is as I get into my pregnancy and continue to engage in kickboxing how it will impinge on my existing c-section scar and what precautions I would need to take?