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Birds- Bees and Aerial Pregnancies

I FOUND OUT I WAS PREGNANT ON A FRIDAY EVENING…

My husband and I had just embarked on the “make a baby” adventure, and I had already taken an early pregnancy test that had come back negative.  I was getting ready to go to open studio and figured it would not hurt to take a second quick pregnancy test before I headed out, hopeful the result would be different than earlier in the week.  Needless to say, I was surprised when the second pink line showed up on the test. Even before I found out I was pregnant I had started to wonder how pregnancy would impact and change my aerial training.  I had finally started to hit my stride, and was feeling physically and mentally stronger than I ever had before. I was worried getting pregnant would bring all of that to a screeching halt. But the first thing I did after that positive test?  I went straight to the studio to work out my nerves before telling my husband the big news.

Before I go any further, I want to acknowledge how incrediblythankful both myself and my husband are for the chance to become parents.  I had always known I wanted to be a mom one day, and I felt like I had won the lottery when I married the most wonderful dude I had ever met.  Even better, he wanted to reproduce with me, so double win. Nonetheless, aerial had become more than just a workout to me. It is my mental health respite, it pulled me through a period in my life where I was struggling with depression and anxiety, and carried me through almost a year of long-distance marriage.  Being in the air gave me a creative outlet that freed me from my day-to-day life in the office. Aerial is my happy place.

PREGNANCY AND TRAINING

The pregnancy began affecting me in subtle ways at first.  When I first started training at my studio in Austin, I couldn’t help but notice how high the ceilings were…

 

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