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Why is weight management important in pregnancy? It really matters!

Why is weight management important in pregnancy? It really matters!

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A pregnant woman should do everything not to gain excess weight.

Easier to write, harder to do? For sure, however, it is worth knowing that too much weight gain in pregnancy is very often a harbinger of other problems - both mother and child. Therefore, it is worth ensuring regular, harmonious and controlled weight gain.

Excessive weight increase increases the risk of:

  • longer and heavier delivery, which is often a consequence of cesarean delivery,
  • preeclampsia
  • problems with varicose veins,
  • premature delivery
  • high weight newborn (over 4 kg),
  • giving birth to a child with a birth defect (the risk is doubled),
  • future obesity and diabetes problems,
  • the appearance of major mood swings,
  • trouble sleeping
  • problems back to the weight before delivery,
  • swelling of the legs and ankles.
  • joint pain (spine, pelvis, ankles, knees).

Unfortunately, excess body fat can hinder ultrasound examinations, which are crucial when it comes to your child's health.

Why is excess weight so difficult to lose after pregnancy?

It is not easy to reach a figure from before pregnancy if you have gained a lot of weight. It's because fat cells produce leptin and adiponectin, which slow down metabolism and reduce the body's ability to burn fat. Therefore, there is a simple relationship between the amount of fat accumulated and the possibility of losing it after pregnancy. The more kilos there are, the harder it is to lose them. Theoretically obvious ...

On the other hand, this issue is very individual. If a woman has a fast metabolism, then the problem is not big. However, if the remains after pregnancy are difficult to burn, it can be expected that after another pregnancy it will be similar, so if a woman is anxious to return to her former figure, she should do everything to burn excess calories and fat as soon as possible and not fall in the plus pregnancy.

How to control your weight in pregnancy?

Many experts argue that it is enough to eat healthy and care for pregnancy during pregnancy, so as not to worry about the weight ... Do you think so?

However, if you need advice, below are some checked.

  • eat unprocessed food - real meals that have valuable nutrients and you can eat them properly without restrictions. You don't have to deny it. Also, you rarely eat too much when eating real meals.
  • often drink water with small sips,
  • take care of systematic energy supply in the form of regular meals,
  • eat nuts, dried crunchy vegetables,
  • chew twice as long
  • move every day - walk around,
  • do not count calories, do not lose weight, do not torment - stress badly affects the child and you - is an ally of attacks of wolf hunger.