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What Does Pregnancy Look Like?

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The typical pregnancy experience is defined by fatigue, nausea and plenty of cravings, but a local woman is defying the odds and turning heads at the gym as she hopes to inspire others to get fit and stay fit. 

Jennifer Powers is due to give birth in six weeks.  She's still doing high interval training, cardio then weights.

"I do full body workouts, so that means from the soles of your feet to the top of your head," she says.

We showed her workout to Dr. Wendi Monthy, a OB GYN with Baylor College of Medicine at the Texas Children's Pavilion for Women.

"If she was physically uncomfortable, unable to breathe, her body would tell her and she would stop, but she clearly is in excellent shape," said Dr. Monthy.

Dr. Monthy says while there haven't been enough studies done on the effects of intense exercise on babies, her biggest concern is women not getting enough.

"If we can target women during pregnancy and have them make this change be a life long change, then it's an optimal time to get someone to make a healthy lifestyle change."

Jennifer has taken her passion and turned it into a business.  She's a life coach in the Clear Lake area who's inspiring others to get fit no matter their circumstance.

"What does pregnancy look like?  This is what I think pregnancy looks like," she says.

Regular exercise during pregnancy can help with an easier labor and delivery and prevent gestational diabetes.

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