Pregnant Twerking: Cooler Than Nicki Minaj?

Celebrities do it. Teens do it. And now moms do it too.

ByABC News
August 15, 2013, 12:59 PM

Aug. 15, 2013— -- Celebrities do it. Teens do it. And now moms do it too. We're talking about Twerking, the sexy dance craze that has women everywhere bouncing their hips.

For the uninitiated, Twerking involves a person shaking her upper and lower hips in an up and down bouncy motion that makes everything jiggle, wiggle and "quake." The trending dance moves have inspired everyone from Nicki Minaj to high school seniors to post photos and videos on social media of themselves Twerking it. And according to, moms are documenting their bouncing hip action too.

"Celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce have all been seen twerking, and now people everywhere -- of all ages -- are doing it," says Linda Murray, global editor in chief of BabyCenter, which first spotted the dancing moms in the BabyCenter Community. "Moms are very plugged into pop culture, and also have a great sense of humor, so it's no surprise they're enjoying this craze like everyone else."

Twerking is just another way for a pregnant woman to feel feminine and fun, Murray adds.

"Being pregnant doesn't mean your life is over," says Murray. "Trends like this -- and the "50 Shades of Grey" Baby Boom we saw last summer -- prove that you're still a woman when you become a mother. And you can shake your booty just like you did before!"

Of course, whether one's health permits pregnant Twerking can only be determined by a doctor, and Murray recommends checking with your health care provider for specific advice.

"We're happy our moms are feeling so energetic and truly enjoying their pregnancies, and we applaud these ladies for continuing to dance. Exercise during pregnancy can ease aches and pains, boost energy, help prepare the body for childbirth, and make recovery easier," says Murray.

"For the average pregnant woman, dancing and aerobic activity is safe during pregnancy, so therefore Twerking is, too," said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News' senior medical contributor and a practicing ob-gyn. "Pregnancy is not a disease, and women should feel comfortable being active. If something hurts, don't do it."

What do you think, mamas-to-be? Will you be twerking anytime soon? Check out the video above and tell us what you think.