The sound, current medical knowledge that grounds this website and the book Fit & Healthy Pregnancy comes from the expertise of Dr. Rachel Kramer, a triathlete, mother, and Yale-educated OB-GYN. Dr. Kramer has delivered thousands of healthy babies while helping moms achieve fit pregnancies with her commitment to fostering women’s nutrition and exercise. She helps women with her unique skill as a physician who has successfully achieved a healthy weight loss of her own and built a dedication to endurance sport while raising two sons and practicing medicine.
Dr. Kramer’s story of losing 116 pounds through better nutrition and exercise, becoming a triathlete and marathoner in the process, has been highlighted in the Boston Globe and on the Today show. A trusted doctor in Boston, she tells a familiar story to many women who strive for fitness and fulfillment in work and family. Having grown up as an overweight child who dreaded phys-ed class, Dr. Kramer gained more weight in medical school, eventually topping out at 286 pounds after her second son was born.
Her wake-up call came after lab tests revealed dangerously high cholesterol and a risk for liver disease, and she committed to achieving a more healthy body mass index (BMI). Dr. Kramer isn’t shy about sharing her story with patients, inspiring them with her focus on the markers of good health and wellness, not the size of her jeans. And she didn’t set out to become an endurance athlete, either. She started her journey into sport where many of us begin—in the gym. After establishing herself as a swimmer, she signed up for her first road race. Having now completed many races, including triathlons, half-marathons, and marathons, Dr. Kramer is a dedicated athlete who empowers women by paying forward the invigoration she gets from fitness and sport.
As she puts it, “No one cheers for you at the gym. Where else do adults get people cheering for them?”
Dr. Kramer herself walks the talk as a cheerleader for women’s fit pregnancy, and she lends her wealth of knowledge, commitment to current research, and inspiration of countless patients to inform and empower you here. Learn more about Dr. Rachel Kramer.
Fit & Healthy Pregnancy is a friendly, comprehensive guide to exercising during pregnancy from athlete-moms Kristina Pinto and Rachel Kramer, MD. Find Fit and Healthy Pregnancy in your local bookstore or online and learn safe ways to exercise for two!
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Please consult your doctor before embarking on an exercise program during pregnancy.