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Kim Kardashian’s Miscarriage Scare — What Moms-to-Be Should Know About Safe Pregnancy Fitness Routines

PUBLISHED ON 03/08/2013

Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian was rushed to a Los Angeles doctor on Tuesday night for a miscarriage scare. The reality TV star was returning from Paris Fashion Week and thankfully, it was a false alarm. Page Six reports that her doctors are advising the mama-to-be to slow it down and get more rest.

Her doctors also told her that she's working and exercising her body (and growing bump!) too hard. An insider close to Kim said, "Kim's not respecting her pregnancy. She's running around, working out seven days a week. She's working with two different trainers to control her weight." Admitted the source, Kim is apparently scared that her voluptuous rear is " as big as a couch and is going south. But she is having a very rough pregnancy, and doctors have ordered her to slow down."

But Kim's scare is every mom-to-be's fear — and it's totally normal to have tons of questions. Whether you're Kim Kardashian, a celebrity or a mom-to-be down the street, how much exercise is too much when you're expecting? Is it safe to exercise at all? What should you eat? Is what you're eating safe?

Our expert, Tracey Mallett, world-renowned fitness and wellness expert and creator of "The Booty Barre" workout, says, "Listen to your body — you know it better than anyone else. If something doesn’t feel good, don’t do it. If you start to feel nauseated or lightheaded, slowly stop the exercise and relax. If this persists, talk to your doctor. Steer clear from high-impact aerobics like kickboxing and anything involving body impact. When you reach your second trimester, it’s also important to remember to stop doing exercises on your back and start doing balancing exercises with support so you don’t get injured — pregnancy isn’t a good time for sports injuries."

Tracey also says, "Thirty minutes of moderate exercise a day is always encouraged during pregnancy; but there are definitely some safety guidelines you should follow when keeping fit during pregnancy — not to mention some activities you should skip altogether."

Does Kim's scare hit home for you? How are you staying fit during your pregnancy?

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