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Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Featured, Personal Stories | 1 comment

Climbing While Pregnant | A Personal Journey

Climbing While Pregnant | A Personal Journey

When I discovered I was pregnant, I immediately started searching the internet for resources on how to continue rock climbing safely during pregnancy. Except for a couple of fantastic blogs about climbing during pregnancy (authored by Aimee Roseborrough, Erica Lineberry, and recently Beth Rodden), and a few random threads and articles, there really isn’t a wealth of information out there. However, after talking with friends who climbed during pregnancy and reading about other peoples’ experiences, I realize that it is a very unique and personal journey. This is my attempt at sharing mine. When I started climbing 14 years ago, I struggled with my ego. Being a competitive athlete all my life, it was difficult for me to climb without comparing myself to others or putting a lot of pressure on myself. As I got older, my outlook on climbing matured and became healthier. I began practicing yoga, which encouraged me to let go of my ego. I was able to support and celebrate my friends’ accomplishments in climbing...

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