If a picture is worth a thousand words, Ferris’ photoshoot speaks volumes.
JoAnn Marrero, photographer and business owner of from Labor to Love, did a photoshoot with Lauren Ferris, as Ferris exercised as she normally had prior to becoming pregnant.
“My midwife encourages me to stay fit!” explained Ferris to Huffington Post. “There hasn’t been a whole lot that I’ve had to modify. A few things ― like sit ups for example ― I can’t do, and I don’t do any very heavy lifts. But for the most part I can do the workouts that are prescribed.”
Ferris is already a mom of a two-year-old boy and is set to give birth to her second child at the end of February.
“Overall both Lauren and I want to inspire other mothers and mothers-to-be to say fit during pregnancy, to stay safe with your routine making modifications to fit the growing needs of your body,” explained Farris’ photographer, JoAnn Marrero.
According to the CDC, at baseline all women who are pregnant should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity — including brisk walks. For women who already have a set exercise routine in place prior to pregnancy can continue their level of exercise so long as adjusting activity over time and consulting with a health care provider.
The pictures of Ferris’ shoot can be found here.