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    32 Amazing Things Pregnant Women Can Do

    Just growing a human being, nbd.

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    1. Wield two swords while balancing on one foot.

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    She was 8 months, 3 weeks pregnant!

    2. Shake it in a street carnival.

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    3. Accept an award.

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    This is Claire Danes as she accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series for "Homeland" at the Emmy's in 2012.

    4. Run, baby, run.

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    5. Look amazing in an LBD and leather leggings.

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    This is singer/actress Jennifer Hudson performing while was pregnant with her first child in 2009.

    6. Pose like a goddess while doing water yoga.

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    7. Snorkel in an itty bitty bikini.

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    8. Rock the red carpet in a beautiful gown.

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    This is singer Kelly Rowland at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards last month.

    9. Climb a mountain...

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    Oregon mom of two Aimee Roseborrough isn't afraid to take on a steep challenge.

    10. ...or hike one.

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    11. Compete in a national track meet with a flower in your hair.

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    Alysia Montano, a five-time national running champion, was 34 weeks pregnant when she competed in the quarterfinals of the 800-meter race at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships this summer.

    12. Be an actual duchess flawlessly reigning supreme.

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    13. Govern a state.

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    Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Jane Swift, who served as acting governor of the state before Mitt Romney was elected, was the first woman to hold the office in Massachusetts and the nation's first-ever pregnant governor (she had twins!).

    14. Play polo!

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    This is Zara Phillips playing a charity polo match during the Rundle Cup.

    15. Attend fabulous fashion events as a top celebrity stylist.

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    Rachel Zoe (center left) is a fashion stylist who runs her own company and fashion line and used to star in a reality TV show.

    16. Star in a hit TV show.

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    Tina Fey and Kerry Washington were both pregnant when they filmed seasons six and three of 30 Rock and Scandal , respectively.

    17. Be the CEO of a company worth $39 billion.

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    Marissa Mayer was six months pregnant when she left Google for Yahoo in 2012. She famously cut her maternity leave short and worked throughout it.

    18. Surf in style.

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    19. Litigate a high-profile murder trial.

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    This is Danielle Hagaman-Clark, who was the assistant prosecutor on the Renisha McBride case earlier this year. She's holding the gun that was used to kill McBride.

    20. Practice some acrobatics.

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    The acrobat at the bottom is NYC mom Michelle Arvin.

    21. Speak your mind at a protest.

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    These expectant mothers demonstrated at an anti-war rally in Washington, DC in 2002.

    22. Walk the runway during Paris Fashion Week.

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    Jourdan Dunn wore a custom baby bump pad when she walked the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier's Spring 2010 collection.

    23. Dance!

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    24. Be the first lady of a country.

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    Carla Bruni (left), wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Samantha Cameron (right), wife of current British Prime Minister David Cameron, were both pregnant while their husbands were in office.

    25. Bare it all on the cover of a magazine.

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    Nia Long in Ebony in 2011 and Demi Moore in Vanity Fair in 1991.

    26. Golf like a champion.

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    Danish golfer Karina Orum was 34 weeks pregnant when she practiced for the AAMI Australian Womens Golf Open in 2002.

    27. Shake it onstage like it's NBD.

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    Lilly Allen made her first appearance after announcing her pregnancy at the Big Chill festival in England in 2010.

    28. Compete in the Olympics...

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    Malaysian shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi took up her rifle at more than eight months along in London in 2012, making her the most pregnant Olympian in history.

    29. ...and even win an Olympic medal.

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    At five months pregnant, Kristie Moore competed on Canada's Olympic curling team at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. The team took home the silver medal.

    30. Roll your eyes at anyone who doesn't treat you like the princess you are.*


    This is Princess Diana pregnant with Prince Harry in 1984, wearing a flawless gown that perfectly matches her eyes.

    *Especially if you are an actual princess.

    31. You can totally slay your performance...

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    32. ...and graciously salute anyone who thinks being pregnant is going to hold you back.

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    Because you are making life...

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    ...and that is amazing...

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