Pregnant Woman Jumps Off Cliff for One Last Thrill Before Mommyhood & Dies

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parachutesIt was supposed to be Wioletta Roslan's last base jump. She was four months pregnant and an avid extreme sports addict, but she knew with a baby growing inside her, it was time to take a break. She just wanted to do it one last time.

It was that last time that killed both her and her unborn baby. According to The Sun, last weekend, the 37-year-old Swedish woman was attempting the jump from a cliff despite her mother begging her not to do it.

Halina Zaniewska-Pettersson told the paper:

But she always wanted to carry on. I couldn't force her not to do it -- she was old enough to make up her own mind about things.

Roslan's boyfriend, Aleksander Domalewski, jumped with her -- from her favorite spot at Via Ferrata cliff in Switzerland -- and watched helplessly as she struggled to get her parachute open on the way down. But she could not do so. A source told the paper that he said "she had simply spread her arms and waited for the impact."

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It's heartbreaking, but also maddening, because it shouldn't have happened.

I'm all for women being active while pregnant. I have friends who have run all the way up until their due date, done yoga on the way into the delivery room, and all sorts of other activities. I by no means think pregnant women should sit down and be safe for the entire gestation period. But there are limits as to what one should do, and Roslan flagrantly defied them. In a recent television interview, she said, "I only feel alive when I jump. I find normal life boring."

And that's great, but there's a time when you have to put your child's safety and health before your own pleasure, and it starts the minute you know you're pregnant. And yes, sometimes that means boring. It's hard to give up the things we love sometimes, but that's what being a parent is about, and sadly Roslan will never experience that wonderful thrill.

Do you think it was irresponsible for this woman to base jump while she was pregnant?


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nonmember avatar leah

What does being irresponsible matter now, for Christ sake the poor woman is dead !!!

Jennifer Starr

Nothing was going to stop her, even her own mother couldn't talk  her out of it. The selfishness comes along in the fact that the father of that baby is now without his child. My husband and I tried for months to get pregnant, the minute we started trying, I started taking better care of myself and gave up dangerous activities that otherwise I wouldn't have thought twice about. Once you become pregnant, it's no longer about you. I feel bad for the father of the baby, he watched helplessly as this woman killed the life they had created together so she wouldn't be bored.

nonmember avatar lindsy

I would never ever do something lile that being pregnant all my pregnancies i watch what i do and be careful for the sake of my unborn child and myself

nonmember avatar Meghan

Either way it was this womans choice, none of yours. It was the way she chose to love life. All the ppl commenting sayingshe was irresponsible and they wouldn't do it, good for you, that's the way YOU choose to live life. Normally parachuting doesn't go wrong, it was a freak occurrence. And yes, it's horribly sad, but every person has their own mindset as to what they would do to enjoy life once more before parenthood. To each his own.

nonmember avatar Lee Olson

while I understand that they would have been safe had parachute opened, but that was very selfish of her. I am a addict in recovery. My daughter got me sober without a second thought. I found out I was pregnant an right then an there put everything but work, healthy diet, excersize, an rest aside. My thoughts an feelings are an were that this baby did not choose to be created choices I made caused this life, another persons pain misery health happiness success intelligence, an everything that comes with being a person freshly born into this world in the womb with a beating heart, is what I do affects this lil person. I have absolutely no right to cause this small person any undoing or problems due strictly to my own choices due to what I wanted to do. I am now the proud mother of a almost 6yr old lil girl in kindegarten pushing almost 7 yrs clean now. She saved my life.

ashle... ashleychandler

I still cannot grasp the concept that a women would put her baby in this kind of danger because she things life is boring without base jumping.I feel horrible for her family for their lose!

Leiam... LeiamsMommy

yea, I left a huge comment without signing in but it has to be "moderated", because apparently nonmembers' comments have to be reviewed as they might not be up to par with members comments. Anyway, it was this womans choice. Left up to her, nobody else. She chose it, so move on..

Leiam... LeiamsMommy

I never see a comment respecting humanity.. NEVER.. It's as if what "you" (humanity as a whole) thinks is right should be societies concept altogether. sheesh.. it grinds on my nerves.

shell3m shell3m

selfish.  When you become pregnant , you lose the chance to be selfish.  It's your honor and job to put your kids first until they can learn bit by bit to take care of themselves.  Also being in her 2nd trimester?  there are no words...  **smh**

rainm... rainmommy

my heart breaks for her  mom and her bf :(

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