Woman lifting weights 8 months pregnant sparks outrage

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: So what do think of this
    I wouldn't do this...but for others its fine : (43 votes)
    44 %
    I would totally do this myself...you go girl... : (42 votes)
    43 %
    She's cray, cray : (13 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    6675 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I think that if the woman is under care of a licensed physician and that Dr. is ok with her doing it- then it is between them.  Not for me though!

    Post # 4
    4413 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I still lift weights … I mean, not like THAT, but then again I never lifted weights like that, and the whole point is that you’re not supposed to start any NEW exercise regimen while pregnant. My body makes it pretty clear to me if I shouldn’t be doing something (push-ups just went out the window a couple weeks ago when they started hurting the very top of my abdominal wall), and I’m sure if she was in unusual pain while doing this then she’d stop. Most pregnant women aren’t idiots and don’t actually want to harm their babies. She’s just a badass!

    Post # 5
    976 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m 13 weeks and I lift weights 2 or 3 times a week– not barbells, but 20lb handweights. I haven’t had any problems, I just know to be careful as my balance becomes more fragile with time.

    Post # 6
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    As a big fan of weight training, I would probably do dumbell lifting, no barbell lifting though. 

    Post # 7
    6985 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I think moderate weight lifting is fine, but she’s pushing it to the extreme. Heavy lifting can affect blood flow and pressure, and I wouldn’t want that affecting my baby.

    Post # 8
    3119 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Gosh, I feel like I totally plan to keep working out as long as I feel up to it during pregnancy. I’ve been in spin classes with super pregnant women, and I think it’s great as long as it’s fine by them and their doctors. I would never think to freak out about a picture like this. 

    Smoking/drinking/tanning while pregnant? Sure I’d be mad, but as far as I’ve read/seen, working out and lifting weights during pregnancy isn’t linked to any adverse outcomes. I’ve heard and read that as long as you did it before being pregnant, then it’s fine. 

    Post # 9
    3256 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I mean there are several very pregnant women in my body pump class…..

    Post # 10
    7664 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Pregnancy isn’t a disease. She is clearly an athlete and has been for some time. I’m sure she knows what she is doing, and that she has an experienced trainer who has worked with pregnant women in the past.

    Post # 11
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @bklynbridetobe:  If her doc has okayed it I don’t see an issue. It’s her normal routine so while it isn’t something I’d do (let’s be real I wouldn’t do it not pregnant) if it’s not harmful to her or baby then there’s no reason she shouldn’t be able to do it.  THere are a lot more dangerous things women do while they’re pregnant. (I’m looking at you big ole pregnant lady in target parking lot who lit up a ciggy the second she got out the door).


    Quite frankly, I’m just sick of all the sanctimonious people judging other people’s choices.




    Post # 12
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’ve always been under the impression that if you’re used to lifting a certain amount of weight before you’re pregnant, then its safe to lift the same amount after you’re pregnant. So, I guess if she’s used to doing it and her doctor says its okay, I dont see what the big deal is.

    Post # 13
    5533 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    If I were in the shape to do this before pregnancy, and my doc was okay with it during prgenancy, I would do it. I am already kind of jello-y and crossfit would be satan to my already destroyed knee joints, so I wont be, but good for her! 

    Post # 14
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I wouldn’t.  Hormones mess with me enough when I’m not pregnant, and i would tend to injure myself at times, break blood vessels, etc.  I would also worry that my altered body shape would throw me off balance.

    If other people are able to safely do it, they can go ahead!

    Post # 16
    2637 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2006

    God. That just doesn’t look safe.

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