Anyone who's ever seen acrobats perform with a company
like Cirque du Soleil* knows that the athletes involved
are among the fittest human beings in the universe.
Imagine how one of them would handle her fit pregnancy!
Karyne Steben and Baby Azia
Karyne and Sarah Steben are the renowned Steben twins,
known throughout the world for their daring duo trapeze
act. The twins began their training in gymnastics when
they were seven years old and progressed to the trapeze
at the age of ten, developing the strength, discipline
and courage that an act of this caliber demands.
At the tender age of 16, they began touring with the
prestigious Cirque du Soleil company, astounding audiences
across the globe with their skill and daring. Karyne
and Sarah left Cirque du Soleil after 11 happy years
to pursue a career in acting. They can be seen in various
commercials, music videos and various television programs
and films, including starring roles in the HBO series
In The Perfect Pregnancy Workout
vol. 1, Karyne is a beautiful 30 weeks pregnant.
She gave birth to Azia, a healthy, active girl, without
an epidural. During active labor, when the nurse asked
her how she was doing she replied, "I love it!" Due
to her healthy lifestyle during pregnancy, Karyne was
back to her pre-pregnancy weight just four weeks after
giving birth- without any decrease in milk supply.
In The Perfect Postnatal Workout,
baby Azia is seven weeks old. Less than a week after
this video was shot, Karyne was performing again with
Cirque du Soleil!
Sarah is also in her 30th week in The Perfect
Pregnancy Workout vol. 2. She experienced the
birth of her 7lbs. 10 ounce baby boy, Julian, naturally.
Just four days after birth Sarah sported her washboard
abs and proudly proclaimed that it was all due to yoga!