"In order to stay on the team, McCollum had to produce a doctor’s note proving she could play.
When the doctor cleared her with the condition that she keep her heart rate relatively low, the school said no deal - even though she’s a setter on the volleyball team and the doctor said he thought she’d be fine. So he wrote a second note clearing her completely, and the school had to relent. But the coach docked her playing time anyway, which representatives of the Women’s Law Center note constitute retaliation."*
"Generally, it is safe for a woman to continue with whatever level of physical exertion she is acclimated to during the first half of pregnancy.
You should know that one (and only one) meta-analysis study done in Europe has found a small correlation between high impact/high intensity/high volume exercise and first trimester miscarriage."*
Doctor writes a note, says clear to play with limited contact and keeping her heart rate below 140. School doesn't let her play, claiming sport inherintly has contact and they'd be unable to monitor her heart rate.
That's a risk she and her parents are willing to take. It's no sports official's business.
It isn't anyone's place to say what a pregnant woman can or can't do aside from her doctor.
Pregnant TEENAGERS should do what they're told by their parents and teachers They are still living at home under their parents' rules and at school under their teachers' supervision. Stop calling her a pregnant woman, she's just a child.
Yes, and why hold the door for a woman? They gave up their rights to that kind of politeness when they demanded the vote!
Walsh and teammate Misty May-Treanor said during the Olympics that they planned to take some time off after the games to start families, a move they delayed so they can compete in Beijing and go for their second straight gold medal.
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