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  1. Son of Thunder is offline

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    Pregnancy and MMA

    It's being reported that Cindy Dandois has dropped out of her fight with Gina Carano on account of pregnancy, and that she was actually pregnant during her last fight.

    This an angle of female MMA that I hadn't previously considered. How do female fighters deal with this issue? I'm assuming that Dandois hadn't known at the time of her previous fight, but should she have checked? PG tests as a component of prepping for a fight? What about training-related sparring? Is this just a risk that any woman in a contact sport has to take into consideration?
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    Pregnant women division? Oh that's bad.

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    How would a grown woman not know she was pregnant?

    I don't think tests should be necessary at all. If you've been around situations where you could get pregnant, you check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son of Thunder View Post
    This an angle of female MMA that I hadn't previously considered. How do female fighters deal with this issue?
    My guess is they do one of two things:

    A:They don't get knocked up. or.......
    B:They don't fight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickapoo View Post
    How would a grown woman not know she was pregnant?
    Seriously? They had an entire reality show about women not knowing they were pregnant. Also, don't forget most female fighters are lean enough to have amenorrhea. It is hard to miss a period you aren't having.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteShark View Post
    Seriously? They had an entire reality show about women not knowing they were pregnant. Also, don't forget most female fighters are lean enough to have amenorrhea. It is hard to miss a period you aren't having.
    I'm not saying they should be basing it off of having their period or missing it or whatever.

    It's not like pregnancies just happen. At some point they had to have unprotected sex or had a condom break or something. Don't you think if these things happened it would open someone's mind to the concept they might be pregnant?
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    Are you retarded? Most women with amenorrhea don't use birth control because they don't have periods and are therefore not typically fertile. Why would you even defend this point in the face of the thousands of women from every walk of life who are surprised they are pregnant?
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    Also, even if they are on birth control there are dozens of medications, antibiotics, all kinds of stuff that can interfere with it that most people aren't aware of. Being astonished that someone could be a couple of months pregnant and not know it is just ignorant. Now if she was 8-9 months pregnant and didn't know I'd be pretty astonished. Usually you have to be in the 250lb range before you can end up giving birth without knowing you were pregnant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKDChick View Post
    I had myself fixed. That seems to work.
    You were broken?

    It's probably a good idea for a sexually active fighter to have a pregnancy test before a fight. Then again, it's an invasion of privacy isn't it?

    Fetus safety vs personal privacy

    Not sure how to feel on this one.
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