The Experiences of Elite Athletes During Pregnancy
Highlights from: Pushing for change: a qualitative study of the experiences
of elite athletes during pregnancy.
Athletes train and compete at the elite level during their reproductive
years, yet sport policies that support pregnant athletes are lacking.
Female athletes say they must ‘make the tough decision’ between
being a mother or an elite athlete in a system that typically does
not support being both.
Sport organizations need to intentionally create environments
and networks that value and support pregnancy.