5 Tips for pregnant women with overweight

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If you are pregnant and you are overweight, do not miss these 5 tips that allow you to maintain a healthy weight, avoiding complications

Weight gain during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a special time, and as such needs special care so you can stay healthy both you and your baby. While you are pregnant you should make a diet to lose weight, so if you are overweight before becoming pregnant it is best to lose weight and after that, planifiques have a baby.

During pregnancy three possible situations may occur

 Situation 1: You have a normal weight before becoming pregnant and you increase between 9 to about 15 kilos.
Situation 2: You have a normal weight before pregnancy, but then you increase more than 15 kilos.
Scenario 3: You’re overweight before becoming pregnant and you increase too much weight during pregnancy.
In the latter two cases it is important that you present some tips to maintain a healthy weight and prevent complications.

See also: Lower belly after pregnancy

What should you do to treat overweight during pregnancy?

It is important to have an organized and do not eat at all times diet. Preveas is necessary that a diet that contains a daily menu containing 6 daily meals, which you include healthy foods and restringas consumption of foods rich in flour, fat and sugar.

Eat breakfast daily. Often the mistake of skipping breakfast, especially if you’re just eventually committed. The breakfast gives you enough energy for you to make your activities and to feed your baby. Hypoglycemia (low blood glucose) can cause side effects that can prevent eating breakfast.

If you feel hungry please have your own emergency kit to anxiety attacks. It is important that you take any of these foods, to avoid buying other products that add calories only.

Drink a lot of water. Water not only helps you avoid fluid retention, eliminate toxins and stimulate the intestinal transit, increasing the volume of stool. The ideal is to drink 2 liters of water per day. If you suffer from high blood pressure, choose low-sodium mineral water or drink potable running water.

Walk, walk and walk, this is the best exercise you can do. Exercise is not only important to keep your healthy weight, but to keep your blood pressure stable, glucose and to strengthen your muscles, so important in childbirth lower body.

These 5 tips will allow you to maintain a healthy weight, whether or not you were overweight before becoming pregnant. Remember realizarte periodic checks with your obstetrician to keep track of your weight, and other parameters such as blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose uremia.

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