Resources and articles for female athletes on women’s sports, RED-s & female athlete triad, health & performance, and pregnancy & motherhood.
The Fit Mom’s Maternity + Baby Essentials List
As a brand new mom, I can’t take credit for this list. Instead, I want to thank some of the amazing moms in my life who all contributed advice and
2 Pregnant Women and 1 With a Newborn Wouldn’t Miss the Trials
At the back of the Trials pack, two pregnant women and one mom who gave birth four weeks ago are thankful they’re healthy enough to run.
What to Expect from Running When You’re Expecting
Logging miles when you’re pregnant is generally safe for most, and experts encourage it.
This Was Molly Seidel’s First Marathon. Her Next Will Be at the Olympics.
Seidel, 25, has two jobs, shares an apartment with her sister and runs turkey trots in costume. No, she can’t believe this is happening, either.
Why Are American Women Running Faster Than Ever? We Asked Them — Hundreds of Them
What’s behind a sea change in women’s elite and sub-elite running.
These New Sponsorships Are Supporting Women Regardless of Performance Times
Brands like Altra are focusing more on the inspiring runners behind the results, even when those athletes are pregnant.
Pregnancy in Sports – Players’ Tribune
From egg freezing to impact on their income, the top pros get real on family planning as a female athlete.
Returning to Training after Pregnancy: Beginning Postpartum Core Exercises — Uphill Athlete
The goal of these beginning postpartum core exercises is to get your diaphragm, TA, and pelvic floor muscles working together again.
Dear Younger Me: Lauren Fleshman
Stanford graduate Lauren Fleshman, a World Championship XC medalist, co-founder of Picky Bars, and former professional runner for Oiselle, writes a letter to her younger self.
Prokit Women in Sport: 2020 Goals
Tips on goal setting and motivation from some of the most respected female athletes, entrepreneurs and adventurers.
Returning to Training after Pregnancy: Foundation for a Strong Core — Uphill Athlete
Growing a baby and giving birth change your structure in major, long-lasting ways. Unsurprisingly, training after pregnancy should begin with the core.
Opinion | I Was the Fastest Girl in America, Until I Joined Nike
Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.” Then her body started breaking down.
Doing This For Women Everywhere | Megan Rapinoe & Lindsey Horan
For Megan Rapinoe, being a part of the USWNT means being a part of something bigger than soccer, it’s about changing opportunities for women and young girls everywhere. Here’s how…
8 Times Women in Sports Fought for Equality
All 28 players on the U.S. women’s soccer team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit on Friday. They are the latest athletes to insist on equal treatment from their sport.
Pregnancy + The Athlete
“Take it easy, now, you’re pregnant!” It’s commonly heard advice, but just how seriously should this statement be taken while pregnant?
The Importance of Photographing Women in Sports
Alana Paterson documents the young female hockey players defying gender expectations.
Why Ab Separation Happens And How to Fix It
Diastasis recti is a common condition following pregnancy that can impact your running life.
Weighing in: Nutrition, body image, and finding balance as a female athlete | CyclingTips
Eating is one of the most important parts of being an athlete and can be a source of either great joy or distress. Recognizing the challenges in managing body image…
Pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum for endurance athletes | CyclingTips
Lindsay Goldman, rider and general manager of the Hagens Berman-Supermint Pro Cycling team, found very little information targeted towards athletes while she was going through pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. So…
We can improve medical care standards in women’s professional cycling
I believe there are deficiencies in the standards for medical support in women’s professional cycling, and that we can work together towards real solutions.
‘Does a marathon on runner have to look like that?’
It is the hidden meaning to the frequent throwaway comments that most rankle for Lily Partridge and Charlotte Purdue; Britain’s two leading female marathon runners.
Opinion | Allyson Felix: My Own Nike Pregnancy Story
I’ve been one of Nike’s most widely marketed athletes. If I can’t secure maternity protections, who can?