Lea-Ann Ellison made headlines last year when she posted several photos of herself lifting heavy weights while in her last stages of pregnancy. The 35-year-old woman, who is also a mother of three, has been a fitness fanatic for years and didn’t stop training during her pregnancy.
Lea-Ann’s controversial photos has sparked a lot of debates and comments, not all of which were complimentary. Some accused the then expectant mother that she was threatening the life of her unborn child and acting selfishly in order to achieve her own physical goals. However, the mother has proved them all wrong by giving birth to a perfectly healthy baby and going back to her training routine just a mere three weeks after delivery.
Doctors and experts point out that a heavy training regime is not recommended to pregnant women who are not used to it. However, if a woman is already used to such a routine disrupting it during pregnancy may turn into a disservice. As long as a pregnant woman is healthy and feels good with what she is doing it can’t pose harm for the baby, claim specialists. What is more, a mother who continues some sort of an exercise regime during pregnancy can be expected to recover much faster after giving compared to one who “sits on the couch all day and eats donuts” as Lea-Ann likes to put it.