“When Erin Cella, a 35-year-old dancer and choreographer in New York City, was pregnant with the first of her two children, she was nervous about exercising, wary of persistent superstitions about the risks of exercise during pregnancy. But movement wasn't just her passion; it was her job. Her doctor reassured her that it was completely safe to keep exercising so long as she felt OK, so Cella continued to exercise and even perform through her second trimester. That didn’t stop other people from judging her. ‘I actually heard people gasp and say, ‘She’s pregnant!’ when the lights came up during performances,’ she says. ‘It was a little sad to realize some people still see movement and pregnancy as mutually exclusive.’”

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