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From: Facebook

From: Facebook

(KPLR) – A pregnant California mom of two is catching some flack for her weight-lifting after posting a picture on a Facebook Page with the caption, “8 months pregnant with baby number 3.”

Lea-Ann Ellison says she strongly believes that pregnancy is not an illness, but a time to relish in the body’s capabilities to be strong.

But the photo of the 35-year-old former body builder prompted a slew of comments with some saying lifting heavy things is dangerous for the unborn baby. Others said it was perfectly fine.

Doctors say although Ellison’s routine is an extreme example of exercise, most moms-to-be can benefit from aerobic activity and strength training.