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.
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!”