A pregnant influencer has hit back after being slammed her for her intense fitness routine while six-months pregnant.
Yanyah Milutinović, 34, who lives in New York, is expecting her second baby in June and has been sharing her workouts leading up to her due date to "change the norms and social expectations of pregnancy".
In one video shared to her Instagram account, the influencer is seen squatting 110kg while pregnant. She captioned the video, explaining what it's like when she posts fitness videos while pregnant.
She explained that many people troll her but when she responds to them they say she's the one being rude and say they're going to unfollow her.
She added the hashtags "#NoNeedToAnnounceYourDeparture" and "#StillGoingToDoMe".
In another post, Yanyah attempted to remind women they can workout while pregnant if they're cleared by their doctor.
"In the not-so-distant past, women were urged to cut down on or even avoid exercise during pregnancy," she wrote. "Today, we know differently. Not only is it OK to participate in fitness activities during pregnancy, but doing so can have a positive impact on both baby and mom.
"American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends at least 20 to 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise on most or all days of the week," she said, adding, "As long as your provider hasn't ruled out exercise or limited your physical activities because of a medical condition or complication.
"It is also very important to remember that pregnancy is not a time to outdo or outperform yourself in the gym."
She continued: "Babies whose mothers exercise have a lower heart rate, a sign of good heart health. Not only do the babies have a lower, more efficient heart rate while in utero, they continue to have lower heartbeats all the way up until at least age six and likely into adulthood, according to several medical studies.
Yanyah also shared that she believed her fitness is what helped her deliver her firstborn so easily, "I pushed her out in four pushes in less than 10min."
"More and more doctors and medical caregivers are now realizing that the benefits of exercise during pregnancy far outweigh any risks, and in fact a sedentary lifestyle is the real risk in pregnancy," she finished.
Thankfully, the comments were more positive on this post.
One follower commented: "You’re truly amazing... zeerrroooo excuses. Omg so many guys need to read this caption and educate themselves."
"I love this!" another added. "And I love all the positive comments on it too. I think it's so great how much you encourage exercise during pregnancy! The positives of exercise are just endless."
It's important to consult your own doctor before deciding on an exercise regime while pregnant.
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