Mom's Hilarious Pregnancy 'Workout' Video is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons


A pregnant belly is an amazing thing, and when it becomes basketball-sized, it has so many fun uses.

It can become a table for a bowl of ice cream, a shelf to support a bottle of nail polish — a resting place for a mother’s hands as she protectively cradles her unborn baby.

Yes, the journey of pregnancy certainly has its ups and downs, as demonstrated by one hula-hooping mama with a very pregnant belly.

Call it what you want, but many people are delighted over this mother’s lighthearted humor, so important when those long, weary pregnant days are nearing the end.

Donned in a black-and-white-striped maternity shirt, the unnamed mother grabbed her neon green hula hoop. She placed it vertically around her protruding stomach and let it fly.

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The hula hoop made its way around the mother’s belly several times, as the wide-grinning mom gently kept the momentum going.

The video itself has gone viral with well over 3.5 million views, but the comments left by viewers are making the internet roll with laughter.

Shelly DuVall humorously joked, “Is it wrong that I can do this and I’m not pregnant?” Thank you, Shelly, for making everyone spew coffee into their screens with uncontrollable laughter.

Women laughed about wanting to give this a try themselves and applauded the mom for staying active. Exercise is good for the body, and laughter is vital to the soul.

And of course, there are people who find no humor whatsoever in this mother’s workout.

Facebook commenters used words like “irresponsible,” and “dangerous,” to describe what a lightweight hula hoop may possibly do to an unborn child.

Many women came to the mother’s defense, explaining the various ways they incorporated movement into their own pregnancies. Calm down, humorless people.

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For the curious, dedicated hula-hooping enthusiasts can be found all over the internet, and many of them continued hooping during pregnancy. is filled to the brim with advice on the physical benefits of hula-hooping for core and pelvic strength.

“Embrace your body through the stages as it grows a beautiful life inside and don’t make pregnancy an excuse to stop moving around,” suggested hooping mom Rebeka Riley Poland. “Listen to your body and be aware of your limits.”

Many of us can’t even hula hoop the traditional way, or haven’t tried in decades, yet we can’t help but feel a twinge of nostalgia watching someone else get their groove on. What do you think of this pregnant mama’s workout?

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A graduate of Grand Canyon University, Kim Davis has been writing for The Western Journal since 2015, focusing on lifestyle stories.
Kim Davis began writing for The Western Journal in 2015. Her primary topics cover family, faith, and women. She has experience as a copy editor for the online publication Thoughtful Women. Kim worked as an arts administrator for The Phoenix Symphony, writing music education curriculum and leading community engagement programs throughout the region. She holds a degree in music education from Grand Canyon University with a minor in eating tacos.
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