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Alison Sweeney’s New Baby and Post-Pregnancy Workout

Alison Sweeney with daughter Megan Hope. (via

Fans of Biggest Loser watching the current season seven might be a little confused by a very noticeably pregnant Alison Sweeney when they learn that she’s got a two-month-old baby girl at home. Sweeney announced her pregnancy during late filming of season six, and was pregnant throughout the filming of season seven. People were surprised to see her six weeks shy of delivery at the season six finale, only to show up a few weeks later on the season seven premiere with a barely-there bump.

After a long day of filming for season seven, a very 9-months-pregnant Sweeney went into the hospital for a routine check-up, still donning hair and make-up from the set. “My doctor was a little concerned and said, ‘I don’t want to leave her in there one more day!” says Sweeney, whose labor was then induced. The short notice gave barely enough time for her husband, California State Trooper Dave Sanov, to make it to her side.

EA Active for the Wii releases May 19, 2009.

On January 12, Alison and Dave welcomed a little baby girl, Megan Hope Sanov. The couple also has a four-year-old son, Ben, who is a frequent visitor to the Biggest Loser ranch, where contestants say he runs up and down the halls and is a joy to have a round.

Mothers every where will gasp to know Sweeney returned to the set of Days of our Lives to play her long-time role Sami Brady just six days after Megan’s arrival, and was back on the Biggest Loser set eight days later. As for taking off the baby weight, Alison is reliant on her Wii Fit. She’s using EA Active, a new game for the Wii that releases May 19.

“When do I have time to go to the gym?,” asks Sweeney. “It really is like a personal trainer in a box. It’s perfect. I recommend it to all mothers!”


March 21st, 2009

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I'm 11 weeks pregnant and terrified to get on my Wii doesn't have a 'pregnant' option, and I know it's going to yell at me for gaining instead of losing!!

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5 Responses to “Alison Sweeney’s New Baby and Post-Pregnancy Workout”

Heather K
Mar 22nd, 2009
8:30 am

What a cutie! I love the red hair.

Apr 2nd, 2009
2:55 pm

Congrats to Allison! I was wondering when she’d give birth; she looked like she was ready to at the S6 finale. I guess they started filming S7 several weeks prior to the S6 finale?

Apr 2nd, 2009
4:15 pm

Webgoddess – Allison was about 6-7 weeks shy of delivery at the S6 finale. They started filming S7 in early fall.

May 6th, 2009
1:58 pm


If they started filming in the fall, how come, when Season 7 aired on week 2 Allison was out for deliverying her baby? Shouldn’t that have been well into the competition by then?

May 6th, 2009
2:44 pm

Hi CT- we don’t have exact dates when they started filming in Fall ’08. Alison had the baby in early January ’09, and that episode didn’t air until just a few weeks ago.