A NEW mum revealed she was still pole dancing just four days before she went into labour.

Fitness fanatic Lisa Mitchell, 30, refused to give up her classes when she realised she was pregnant.

Only backache — which turned out to be the first signs of her labour — stopped her getting on the pole again just 48 hours before she gave birth to 7lb 2oz son Oliver on March 24.

Lisa said: “There were a lot of jokes about the baby arriving when I was on the pole.

“That could have happened. People think when you’re pregnant you can’t stay active and keep doing stuff but my view was I wasn’t sick — I was pregnant.

“I was still capable and I wasn’t going to do anything that would hurt me or the baby.”

Lisa, of Aberdeen, had vowed to stay active after finding out she and partner David Mathieson, 37, were expecting a tot.

She had been pole dancing at the city’s Inverted: Circus & Pole Fitness since 2021 and kept it up twice a week.

She said: “I felt that it was so beneficial. Just the social side of it, getting out and meeting my friends was so helpful to me.”

The emergency control room operator did find it tougher as she got “heavier” and severe sickness hit.

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She recalled: “My last session was really difficult.

“I didn’t know if I would go back, but then I said that every week and still did.

“On the Monday I was thinking I could get one more in and then I went into labour on the Wednesday.”

Lisa had been set for her final exams to be a personal trainer before Oliver’s arrival and she hopes to go on and inspire other mothers-to-be in her new career.

She said of her plans: “I’m going to do pre and post-natal classes. I’ll be passing on what I’ve learned.”

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