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The pros of post-partum competition

Originally Published: May 11, 2012
By Adena Andrews

Paid maternity leave is a luxury many professional athletes do not have. A woman who was at the top of her game pre-pregnancy might be forced, upon her return to competition, to once again fight for roster spots and for sponsorships. Pregnancy is a game-changer for any female athlete, no matter what field she is playing on.

espnW talked to some professional athletes who are struggling to get back into playing shape after giving birth and, simultaneously, enjoying motherhood. ...

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