I’m Brianna Battles, Founder and CEO of Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism ™ .
I created this movement after the birth of my first son, when I realized my approach as an athlete, and my knowledge as a coach was off base.
There were two approaches to training during pregnancy, one was the conservative recommendations (yoga, don’t lift over 20lbs, etc), and the other was “be a badass!” and “train for birth.”
As an athlete and coach, I of course gravitated to the later. I thought I knew enough and felt fine physically and mentally in how I went about my training.