When you’re 35 weeks pregnant with twins, even climbing stairs might be a struggle. So have a look at this amazing mum-to-be perform gymnastics with her baby bump. To be fair, Julia Sharpe has been training in gymnastics since she was 2, so it only felt natural for her to continue throughout her pregnancy.
“I trained as much as I could while I was pregnant because I knew I wanted to get back into the gym soon after the babies were born,” she told The Cut. “I pretty much did everything up to 10 weeks.
” I felt pretty exhausted but I pushed through because I knew I didn’t have much time left. At 12 weeks, the doctor told me, ‘No shear on my uterus, so I stopped tumbling and vaulting.
“At about 16 weeks, the contractions started so I was told to stop using my abs. At that point I could mostly just do small swings and handstands, but I tried to continue a strength regimen that didn’t use my abs, and I swam.
“At 28 weeks, I got put on bed rest for pre‐term contractions, which is pretty common with twins. At 34 weeks, when the babies were mature enough to be born if they decided it was time, I got to come off bed rest, so I did some more handstands, but mostly just walked and did yoga.”
The amazing video below shows Julia doing some pretty impressive gymnastic moves at 35 weeks.
“At 37 weeks, I got put on bed rest again for high blood pressure, so that was the end of exercise pre‐birth,” Julia says.
She went on to give birth to healthy twins via C-section, and returned to training 8 weeks later.
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