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Pregnant woman and work

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I still remember the excitement I felt a little over a year ago when I saw the video of cousin Ashley Bouder making fouettes when she was six and a half months pregnant. I was reviewing Instagram while my son Luca was enjoying his afternoon teat session, and the video appeared like a glass of fresh water between selfies and photos of cats. A belly dancer, bathed in sweat, during the final part of her daily class, spinning like before becoming pregnant was a scene I had never seen before (fouettes are pirouettes in which one leg propels the rest of the body like a whip to spin many times in a row).

this dancer, like several others who at the peak of their careers decide to have children, continued dancing on stage until she had four months of gestation and her belly began to become too notorious. She continued to make immense jumps and dance in demanding roles, such as Rocío's Gota de Rocío in the ballet Cascanueces, several weeks pregnant. She continued to attend ballet class ever…