18/02/2010 09:26 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Baby Bump Doesn't Stop Olympic Competitor

I have to admit that although we're supposed to keep exercising during pregnancy I didn't. There was the all-day sickness not to mention the fatigue to contend with. Keeping fit was the last thing on my mind.

But one woman competing in this year's Winter Olympics is obviously made of sterner stuff. She not only looks blooming but is taking part five-and-a-half months pregnant.

It seems that Kirstie Moore is keeping up a family tradition.Fortunately for Kirstie her bump isn't too big to prevent her representing Canada in the country's curling team during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games on now in Vancouver. The team's expected to contend for a medal.

"So far, so good. I'm feeling great," she said, "no problems."

However, coach Cheryl Bernard wasn't sure if Kirstie wanted to join the team for the Olympic trials when she asked her last autumn because she had to wait so long for the answer.

Unbeknown to Cheryl, Kirstie was newly pregnant and hadn't even told her family the good news. Once she had, Kirstie gladly accepted the invitation to be the alternate.

She has curling in her blood -- her mother curled when she was pregnant with both her and her older brother Chad, and continued playing a week before he arrived. Kirstie's hoping the baby will eventually continue the family tradition.

"I really hope it's a curler," she said of the baby, who is due in late May.

Did you carry on exercising while pregnant? Did you carry on with your normal routine or did you take up something like prenatal yoga or aqua aerobics?

(Parentdish US)