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(BBC-US)   U.S. Olympic swimmer Dana Vollmer is still competing while six months pregnant. Opponents complain that she gets extra help on the final laps every time the baby kicks   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2017-04-17 10:13:59 AM  
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2017-04-17 10:36:16 AM  
When she was 7 months pregnant, I saw Cindy Lauper open for Tina Turner. Didn't slow her (or her dancing) down one bit. Considering, it made Girls Just Want To Have Fun really amusing.
 
2017-04-17 12:38:53 PM  
Short of doing a backstroke, I can't imagine a baby bump helping her move through water.
 
2017-04-17 01:17:28 PM  

Ambivalence: Short of doing a backstroke, I can't imagine a baby bump helping her move through water.


Maybe it's just to help give all the other swimmers a chance.
 
2017-04-17 02:12:13 PM  

Ambivalence: Short of doing a backstroke, I can't imagine a baby bump helping her move through water.


I was thinking about the back stroke too. That bump could slow her down the closer she gets to term.
 
2017-04-17 02:14:14 PM  
Weren't eastern bloc female swimmers doing this in the 70's or 80's olympics? Getting pregnant then aborting and timed in such a way that the hormones were still coursing through their veins....
 
2017-04-17 02:16:26 PM  
East Germans, and it was called 'abortion doping'. Snopes has the status as undetermined.
 
2017-04-17 02:18:40 PM  

wjllope: East Germans, and it was called 'abortion doping'. Snopes has the status as undetermined.


0_o

Jesus, I hope not.
 
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