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Losing Weight While Pregnant

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My name is India,and I was already overweight when I became pregnant. I weighed around 185 or so,and I'm only 5'3.

Now I'm 6 months pregnant, I weigh 195 and I would like to start loosing weight now, nothing that would harm my baby of course. I started walking on my treadmill. I wanted to try to do this twice a day, 45 minutes both times. Is this ok?

The Elite Athlete in the Third Trimester

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Dear Fitness Expert,
I am now 29 weeks pregnant. I just wanted to know if it is safe to use the elliptical machine without the arm handles at the gym. Before I got pregnant I would stay on it for 2 hours / 13 miles. I do at least an hour now at the low intense level.

I have asked 3 doctors at the practice during my appointments and everyone has a different answer. I don't know what I should do, and going to the gym makes me feel better and have been going everyday for 10 years. Is it safe?

Thank You,