Sorry for crashing the party with my man post but I just wanted to try to get a different perspective on something my wife and I do on a weekly basis.
We're 25w pregnant today. We're both so excited and can't wait to welcome our little girl into our lives. Also, We are avid rock climbers. It is a staple in both our lives and together with our outdoor lifestyle it pretty much defines who we are. She actually revealed the sex to me by having a custom rock climbing route put up at our gym that had the reveal at the topout.
She has been climbing throughout the pregnancy so far with adjusted expectations and precautions to compensate for having a little one on board. I can't express how proud I am of her for being so tough and going through these changes and yet still doing what she loves. Lately she has been getting some stares at our gym and outdoors at the cliffs. She is starting to get a little self conscious about people criticizing her for safely doing what she loves.
Anyways, onto my questions.
Are there any other pregnant climbers out there who are still climbing?
How are you dealing with the 'looks' and what do you say to those who ask? Also, what do you think about pregnancy harnesses?
NOTE: We've talked with our OB and at first he was appalled. I think he thought we didn't use a rope. Once we educated him on our technique, experience level and the safety precautions we intrinsically take with rock climbing he said all was fine.