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Strictly’s Erin Boag Slammed For Dancing While Pregnant

The dancer faced a backlash of criticism after performing a strenuous routine while 22 weeks pregnant

Strictly Come Dancing star Erin Boag didn’t think her baby bump would cause any issues when performing at the Royal Albert Hall in December last year, when 22 weeks pregnant. But it cause once angry fan to complain and say that they may not have bought a ticket had they known.

‘The complaint didn’t bother me – I laughed more than anything else,’ says Erin, 39. She insists there is nothing wrong with dancing while expecting a baby and has continued to exercise throughout her pregnancy.
 
Due to give birth at the end of the month, the Strictly dancer has kept to her exercise regime, insisting that ‘Exercising brings many benefits – like an easier recovery after birth – and I’ll do whatever I can to make things easier.

‘The complaint didn’t bother me – I laughed more than anything else’

‘I asked my consultant if it was OK to exercise and he said absolutely yes – your body will tell you when to stop, so just listen to your body,’ says Erin.

And Erin is just as ambitious about returning to dance once her baby arrives – she’s already confirmed to appear alongside dance partner Anton du Beke seven weeks after her due date.
 
But the dancer is putting her baby first. ‘Right now it’s all about the baby’s health,’ she explains. ‘I’m really excited and can’t wait to meet the little bundle.’
 
Gentle exercise during pregnancy has been recommended to improve your baby’s health, providing your consult your GP or midwife first and don’t over do it.
 
Did you continue with your usual exercise routine while you were pregnant or did you slow down? Let us know in the comment box below.

 
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