Jillian Michaels recently adopted a daughter from Haiti after a long adoption process. And her partner, Heidi Rhoades, gave birth to their son Phoenix on May 3.
So, Jillian is not only one of the world most well knows trainers, she is a fit mom too. While I am happy for Jillian to experience the joy of having a child, I’m discouraged about some articles that have come out explaining why she opted not to get pregnant herself. According to an article in Women’s Health in 2010, Jillian said, “I can’t handle doing that to my body.”
If anyone in the entire U.S. could prove that a healthy fit pregnancy is possible, or that exercise during pregnancy helps with labor, delivery, and recovery, or that it’s not inevitable to retain water during pregnancy — it’s Jillian! But instead, she decided that she “can’t handle doing that to my body.”
If you have read some of my previous posts, you know that I have a metabolic disorder that causes infertility. In fact, I was told by my doctor that it would be very difficult, if not impossible to conceive. Jillian and I have the same metabolic disorder! She is also using that as a reason not to try and get pregnant.
What are your thoughts? Am I the only discouraged fit mommy here?