Update: Kat gave birth not long after her gravity-defying-while-in-labour pole dancing vid, to a baby boy named Joshua!


Naturally, she took to her popular Facebook page to share a pic. Check out Joshua's t-shirt...


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Imagine this: you’ve just gone into labour.

You’re nervous, you’re excited, and you’ve got a bit of time to prepare before you make your way into hospital and wait for those deeeelightful contractions to start getting closer and closer.

So, how do you pass the time? TV? Read a parenting book? Start packing a hospital bag? Naaaa!

You hop on to the pole in your bedroom and bust out a topsy-turvy 'dance' move that would make an Olympic gymnast jealous.

Er, whaaaat? ?

Alright, so that’s not really how it goes for most of us - ever, especially not when we’re mere hours away from giving birth.

But for one soon-to-be mum, pole-dancing pro Kat Bailey, that was exactly what she did when she realised she was in labour.

Any sort of exercise or activity with a 9-month bump is pretty skillful, if you ask us, let alone something on this scale. So naturally she wanted to share her triumphant move in a video...

“So...I'm officially in labour :),” Kat wrote alongside the video on Facebook.

“Got a few hours before we go to the hospital so thought I'd do some pole between contractions.”

In the clip, Kat uses her superhuman upper body strength to pull her entire body onto the pole, feet off the ground, basically turning herself (and bump) upside down.

Then she casually lowers herself… and lands in what’s best described as a standing-up splits thing we weren’t even able to do as supple teenagers.


It's important to note that Kat, from Nottingham, didn’t just wake up like this. Obviously!

It’s clear from her Facebook she’s an avid and experienced pole dancer - she previously made headlines when she participated in a pole dancing competition at 7 months pregnant - so has been practising throughout her pregnancy.

In fact, according to The Mirror, she vowed during an interview in February that she’d perform these very moves (called the ‘human flag’ and ‘split legs’) on her due date, 1 August.

And here we are! Wishing her all the best for the rest of the birth ?

What do you think of Kat’s video? We’d love to know - tell us what you think on Facebook and Twitter!

Images/videos: Facebook / Kat Bailey

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