BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC)- Staying fit during pregnancy--it's a hot topic thanks to a California mom-to-be.
In a Facebook picture recently gone viral on the internet, she's lifting weights, eight months pregnant with two weeks to her due date. The image sparked outrage on the Internet. Some Facebook users are even asking her to "think of the children!"
Richard Rigor runs Crossfit Birmingham and he says it's a sight he's seen plenty of times.
"It's very common. A lot more than they think," commented Rigor.
Dr. Vineeta Estes from St. Vincent's Hospital says most of her patients don't slow down when they become pregnant.
"I've had patients who run on their due date," Dr. Estes added. Pregnant women, who already had workout regimen, usually get the green light from their doctors to keep it going.
"With a few precautions most women are able to exercise until their third trimester," Dr. Estes explained.