'I was on the pole in between contractions'
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Nottingham fitness instructor 'on the pole between contractions'

A fitness instructor who teaches pole fitness said she practised aerial arts in between contractions while in labour with her first child.

Kat Bailey, from Nottingham, said there is a "stigma" attached to the sport but the image is improving.

The 34-year-old has won awards for her a routines on the pole.

Doctors advise pregnant women not to take up a new form of exercise without speaking to their GP first.

Video journalist: Chris Waring

  • 20 Feb 2020
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