Pregnant Olympian Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi in 2012.
1. Competed in the Olympics
Malaysian shooter Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi will likely be the most pregnant Olympian ever (at least by duration of pregnancy) when she competes in London at eight months along. A number of other pregnant athletes, including Canadian curler Kristie Moore, have competed in the Olympics over the years.
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5. Ran a marathon
Amber Miller gave birth mere hours after finishing the 2011 Chicago Marathon. She ran the first half of the race and walked the second half, for a total time of 6.5 hours.
Amber Miller after her marathon and childbirth.
6. Climbed giant rocks
Aimee Roseborrough was still outdoor rock-climbing at Joshua Tree National Park into her eighth month. She said that while climbing, “I do kind of get to forget that I’m so huge and, at times, uncomfortable.”
7. Swam the English Channel
In 2001, Regan Schreiber swam the Channel, a distance of thirty miles, at 11 weeks pregnant. It took her nine hours and thirty minutes.
8. Edited glossy magazines
Anna Wintour was well-established in the magazine world during both her pregnancies, editing British Vogue and Home & Garden. She reportedly continued wearing Chanel miniskirt suits through both pregnancies.
Wintour with daughter Bee Shaffer in July.
9. Lifted heavy weights
Chilean weightlifter Elizabeth Poblete gave birth while training at her gym in 2009. She hadn’t known she was pregnant.
11. Fought crime
In 2011, a pregnant Argentinian police officer was reportedly shot in the hand in the line of duty. Luckily she was able to walk to safety, and was taken to a hospital for treatment. In the US, pregnant police officers are supposed to be transferred to light duty — unfortunately, some say they’ve been fired or forced to take unpaid leave instead. Former officer Krystal Nix, who says she was stripped of her job when she got pregnant, has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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