Jill McLean, a 36-year-old professional pole dancer and instructor from Australia who performs as "Cleo the Hurricane," wasn't about to let a little thing like having a gigantic baby bump stop her from creating incredible pole-dancing routines. She even added in belly rubs:
"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," McLean wrote on her blog. "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! To be honest I am more clumsy at home barefoot than I am in a studio with sky-high stilettos on."
Still, she wrote that she avoided inversions and complicated tricks during her pregnancy. But splits in gigantic heels were a different story:
And soon, she'll get to do flips once again—she gave birth to a healthy baby boy this past week.
"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!" she wrote.