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Ivy Jacobson
Associate Editor, The Knot

Controversial Bodybuilder Mom Speaks Out About Her Postbaby Health

PUBLISHED ON 04/03/2014

The last time we heard about weightlifting and bodybuilding mom Lea-Ann Ellison , she was sparking controversy by posting photos of herself on Facebook lifting enormous weights during Crossfit — two weeks before her due date.

Along with the photos, she wrote,  "After the birth of my second child, I knew I needed to step it up big time. I loved being a Mom but I wanted to be a HOT Mom.”

Now, she's spoken out about her son, Ellison, four months after his birth. Many doctors weighed in and said that her strenuous exercises could create complications during labor and require medical interventions, but Lea-Ann recently stated that she and her third son are healthy and doing great.

While there aren't any official exercise guidelines for expectant moms, it's important to always listen to your body and go at your own pace.

Thirty minutes of exercise a day is  encouraged during pregnancy, but it's always best to keep it safe and not do these activities during your workout.

Would you lift weights and do Crossfit during your pregnancy?

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