It’s hard not to worry for a pregnant woman lifting weights, but yet another expectant mom has proven that maintaining exercise during her nine months can be totally safe and healthy. One British pole dancing instructor, Kat Bailey, posted a video on her Facebook page that showed her pole dancing in between contractions during labor — and it unsurprisingly went viral. Shortly after, she went to the hospital where her son was born after 24 hours of pre-labor contractions, and one and a half hours of active labor.

Maybe you're not into pole dancing, but generally speaking, staying fit and sticking to an exercise regimen during pregnancy has been shown to reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and excessive weight gain.

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