Mum-To-Be Continued Pole-Dancing Throughout Pregnancy To Feel Sexy
A few weeks ago, we had the woman who got through her labour by doing her makeup and now we have a woman who pole-danced her way through pregnancy.
Jill MacLean, who is also known as ‘Cleo the Hurricane’ and Miss Pole Dance Australia, made the decision to keep up the activity as it made her feel attractive while her body changed.
She explained her reasoning to continue pole-dancing (except for intricate moves) whilst pregnant on her blog.
She wrote: “Well I'm going to be completely honest here... I absolutely LOVE being pregnant (for the most part)... but I have also never felt so unsexy as I do today (especially in the last trimester).. womanly DEFINITELY, feminine YES, confident YES... but sexy? That's a big NO!
“I am literally ABOUT to give birth and can see that my body has changed significantly. I have put on just under 50lb and when I stand naked and look in the mirror I love what I see (my baby belly) however it is in a completely different light to what I'm used to.
“Even my husband sees me differently, now as the mother of his child and these days it's all about the little kisses and cuddles instead of what got me pregnant in the first place! The SEX!
“As much as I have enjoyed this journey, preparing for motherhood, watching my baby belly grow... I have been CRAVING and LOVING that feeling of putting on my heels, a sexy song and pole dancing... just to feel sexy again.”
She continued: “I'm so glad I didn't hang up the heels completely during my pregnancy... I'm not really 'pole dancing' that much (definitely no tricks or inversions) but I have been taking flexy pregnancy pics nearly every month in my pole gear as it is such a significant time in my life and what a better way to document it... in the splits or on the pole!
“I'm not only doing this to share my journey with you, but I do it for me... To feel sexy again! Like a hot mumma! ...and how much fun it's been! If anyone knows me knows that I don't take life too seriously and always love a good laugh also (the belly rub video was so fun to shoot!)
“In saying that, I take my pregnancy VERY seriously and would never put on a pair of 7 or 8" heels if I wasn't completely comfortable and confident in them. Strapping on these heels and strutting to the pole, completely confident and aware, with my heels as an extension of my legs I feel completely comfortable!”
Jill clarified that she stopped doing the more challenging tricks early on in her pregnancy. Despite this, her blog post has received a mixed reaction with some praising her and others criticising.
She revealed: “I am not going to write a speech justifying what I do, as a pole dancer and now as a soon-to-be-mother. But I will say this... As women we all want to feel sexy, this is how I feel sexy...
“This is how I express myself and I'm sure my son is gonna think his mum rocks when we bring out these pics on his 21st birthday! My husband also thinks I'm pretty cool!”
Jill and her husband welcomed their baby son, John Rocco, this weekend. The proud mum shared a snap of the new arrival on her Instagram account.