Khloe Kardashian's pregnancy body looks amazing. Yet critics continue to slam her for exercising too much.

Khloe has spent the past few years getting into the best shape of her life. She famously lost around 40 pounds following her split from Lamar Odom. She hired a nutritionist and cut dairy products and soda out of her diet. She also began working out with trainer Gunnar Peterson and doing SoulCycle and Hot 8 Yoga.


Khloe has continued exercising during her pregnancy, as well. She recently shared videos of herself doing bicep curls and lunges alongside sister Kourtney Kardashian.

Khloe photo 2 Khloe Kardashian has been working out with sister Kourtney during her pregnancy.

And Khloe's hard work is paying off. She looked gorgeous in a maternity jumpsuit she wore to her family Christmas party.

Still, some are wondering if Khloe is putting her unborn baby at risk by working out. Many have even criticized her on social media, with one writing that exercising could lead to "trauma" for her baby. 

Khloe fired back. She shared an article that touted the benefits of exercising while pregnant.

Indeed, most doctors today encourage women to work out during pregnancy. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can reduce backaches, prevent excessive weight gain, and promote endurance during pregnancy. It can also help guard against complications like gestational diabetes and make it easier to lose weight after giving birth.

The Mayo Clinic recommends about 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day during pregnancy. Workouts like walking, swimming, and stationary bike riding are ideal. And those like Khloe who stayed in shape prior to getting pregnant can work out at a similar level during their pregnancy.  


But pregnant women have to be careful not to overdo it. The Mayo Clinic notes that intense exercise can cause blood and oxygen to flow away from the uterus. And some pregnant women worry that rigorous exercise could lead to premature birth, prolonged labor, and low baby weight.

Still, even that is up for debate. A study last year found that intense exercise did not increase the risk of premature birth, underweight babies, or prolonged labor.

Khloe photo 3 Doctors say moderate workouts can have benefits for pregnant women.

"As a group, we remain concerned that for fear of harm, or antiquated advice, too many women around the globe are not participating in regular exercise during their pregnancy," said Dr. Gregory Davies of Queens University. "Women should be aware that remaining sedentary during pregnancy is associated with significantly more complications, such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, toxemia and a newborn that is too large to be delivered vaginally."

The study did say that repetitive weight training in the first trimester may lead to a higher risk of miscarriage, however. Of course, Khloe is already past her first trimester, as she revealed last week that she is around six months along.

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