In case you haven’t seen the article that provoked this blog, you can click here. I’m usually late to the party with the blog posts because it takes me a while to think things through.
The part of this article that upset me the most was the idea that somehow training during a pregnancy is harmful to the baby and its mom; the comments at times were border-line implying child abuse.
Ironically, the day I first read this article I had the pleasure of going for a walk with my wife (who for those that don’t know is also pregnant). During that walk, I happened to witness three different women, who were clearly pregnant, smoking cigarettes.
Why is there no CNN article accusing them? Why no online complaints? Why no charges of child abuse?
Is it because smoking while pregnant is so common and we’ve seen it so many times that it doesn’t faze us, while training during pregnancy is so uncommon that it seems weird, even (dare I say) dangerous?
Could it be that the women who are ‘hating’ this poor woman couldn’t do what she was doing and so they feel jealous?
Whatever the reason, the consequences are the same. Instead of celebrating a healthy beautiful woman who is proud to be pregnant and strong, she is being berated for the very qualities that women have been trying centuries to achieve … and by other women none the less.
Talk about hating the good for being good.