I wandered over here to attempt to fight some boredom at work, found the pregnancy topics interesting, as my wife and I are currently starting an ivf round.
Reminded me of an issue we discussed earlier this tri season. We were at 2 local sprint races, and saw 2 very pregnant women racing. One of these women was huge! And, she was warming up for her swim along with everyone else. We found this appalling, and to be the height of selfishness. What if you get kicked in the tummy during the swim? What if someone takes you out on the bike? So many things can happen that are very much out of your control, we couldn't fathom why any mother-to-be would risk injury to the baby, just to fulfill her self-centered race goals.
Why would someone take this chance? Some sort of studly badge of honor? I don't know, we thought it was pathetic, and a really poor choice. We both wanted to ask her why, but people are going to do what they want to do, none of our business.