People have taken to Facebook to express their anger towards an eight-month pregnant woman who posted pictures of herself lifting heavy weights.
Lea-Anne Ellison, 35, from Los Angeles, was two weeks from her due date when the pictures were taken.
"8 months pregnant with baby number 3 and CrossFit has been my sanity. I have been CrossFitting for 2 1/2 years and ... strongly believe that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in your body's capabilities to kick ass," Ellison is quoted as a saying in the photo caption, which appears on a CrossFit Facebook page.
Ellison has been criticized by her continued fitness routine:
One Facebook user says, "That can't be healthy."
Another says, "That is soo unsafe. I'm all for staying in shape while pregnant but this is just careless."
Others defended Ellison's workout routine, saying she handles CrossFit well and is in great shape to do so.
One woman wrote, "Everyone commented when I was pregnant and running miles or at the gym. It wasn't right or good for me. I did CrossFit up until month 8 and loved it. Had I been eating McDonald's no one word have said a word. Our society has the worth 'healthy' confused."
Another pregnant woman say, "You are inspirational! I am 23 weeks pregnant and CrossFit 5 days a week. It makes me feel amazing and strong,."
The CDC says healthy pregnant women get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of exercise a week. As a general rule, pregnant women should continue with their regular routine unless they start to experience pain or discomfort. And always check with your doctor before doing any new fitness routine.