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Weightlifter Unexpectedly Gives Birth While Training

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the insert-snatch-joke-here dept.

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Elizabeth Poblete, a Chilean Olympic weightlifter, got a big surprise when she gave birth to a boy while she was training in a Brazilian gym. Poblete didn't know she was 6 months pregnant and had even consulted a doctor a week previous. Head weight trainer in the gym, Horacio Reis, said: "It was a surprise for me. A week ago I acted as a judge in a competition in Chile and this girl was competing. All went well and she won the competition. I could see she was a big girl, round and strong. That's all I noticed." Both mother and child were brought to the hospital after the surprise delivery. The boy remains in intensive care and it is reported that he can already clean and jerk a full 10oz bottle.

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Three months early? (1)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 4 years ago | (#30462836)

I do not like that poor kids chances. 24 weeks early = 50% mortality.

Re:Three months early? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30465404)

I do not like that poor kids chances. 24 weeks early = 50% mortality.

24 weeks early? addition fail

Re:Three months early? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30539850)

The premature birth occurred on December 8. The birth weight was 1.15kg (2.54lb). The kid died December 17.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/more/12/17/baby.ap/ [cnn.com]

gewg_

Re:Three months early? (1)

HarrySquatter (1698416) | more than 4 years ago | (#30468710)

So there are 8 weeks in a month now?

Re:Three months early? (1)

gman003 (1693318) | more than 4 years ago | (#30469684)

Sonuva... how the hell did I do that math wrong?

Congratulations! (1)

archangel9 (1499897) | more than 4 years ago | (#30464350)

You're not a lesbian.

Natural Doping (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30467278)

Pregnancy has been used as a natural form of doping in sports. Although she likely didn't do it on purpose, she should probably give back the prize that she won at the competition a week before.

And her doctor should lose his license. How can a doctor overlook that his patient is in 6th month?

Re:Natural Doping (1)

amazingxkcd (1682296) | more than 4 years ago | (#30468012)

How can she not remember whom we slept with 6 months ago? Oh right, she was weight-lifting, meaning something not good

Re:Natural Doping (1)

erroneus (253617) | more than 4 years ago | (#30472726)

Sounds like a new guest will be appearing on the Maury Povich show!

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