Mom-to-Be Gets Criticized for Her Workout: What Do You Think of This?
When this photo was posted of mom-to-be Lea-Ann Ellison — just two weeks away from giving birth — no one (especially the mom-to-be) expected would come next.
The comments ranged from supportive to sheer frustration. “If anything happens to your baby due to your stupidity, I hope you’ll be able to handle your guilt. Pregnancy is NOT the time to be taking stupid risks,” someone wrote. Another added, “That can’t be safe.” Another commenter said, “Sure you look and sound cool, but we’re only human…why would you risk hurting your baby just to stay in shape? That’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. It’s not a time to kick ass, it’s a time to be protective of your unborn child. Normally I’m for Crossfit, but this doesn’t make any sense to me.” You may have mastered the squat but need to work on motherhood ..8 months doing an overhead squat really??!!!” was the response from another.
Take a look at the photos of the soon-to-be mom of three doing some CrossFit:
There are even workouts you can do to help you prepare for labor (but making labor easy isn’t a guarantee!). Just like training for a marathon, you can train your body for giving birth. The most important conditioning you can do is in your pelvic floor and your hips. Strengthening these areas will help you push the baby out quicker and lead to a speedier recovery.
*All Photos Courtesy of Metro.Co.Uk
Do you think this mom was putting herself — and her baby — in danger?
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