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Aoibhín Garrihy defended herself for climbing a mountain in Kerry while seven months pregnant

Commenters thought that it was ‘irresponsible and silly’.

AOIBHIN GARRIHY HAS hit back at people who said that she shouldn’t climb a mountain while pregnant.

The actress went hiking with her husband John Burke up Carrauntoohil in Kerry over the weekend. John is an experienced climber, and even reached the summit of Mount Everest last May.

Aoibhin is currently seven months pregnant, so stirred up some controversy when she shared this photo on Instagram 2018.04.09 13-19-08 Instagram Instagram

Many people were delighted to see her up and active in the later stage of her pregnancy.

Well done! Amazing for you and baby.. healthy mamma equals healthy baby xxx
Good on ya you are pregnant not sick!
Go @aoibhingarrihy pregnant not powerless! What a wonderful way to spend the day x every pregnancy is different. No one knows her body better than herself , well done my dear! All those feel good hormones that you are giving your baby

However, some couldn’t understand the concept of light exercise while pregnant, with Aoibhin herself replying to a commenter who called her hike ‘irresponsible’ and ‘silly’ 2018.04.09 13-25-08 Instagram Instagram

Aoibhin was quick to defend the day trip, explaining that she took her time during the clumb.

I’m afraid I’ll have to disagree with you. As my husband is an experienced climber, safety has always been paramount for us. Everyone’s body and capabilities are different especially during pregnancy but on a fine day with no wind and great support I took my time and to be honest I can’t think of a nicer way to spend the day…7 months pregnant! #pregnantnotpowerless

Aoibhin’s family even chimed in to support her, with sister Doireann explaining that Aoibhin told her that the climb took her three times longer than usual.

She took it nice and slow and ‘couldn’t have felt more comfortable’.

Her mum Clare also gave a pretty shocking example of her husband Eugene’s godmother’s actions during her pregnancy back in 1959. 2018.04.09 13-20-36

Pregnant not powerless, indeed.

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