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Getting Pregnant with Overweight

Getting Pregnant with Overweight

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Thinking about getting pregnant, but worried about your excess body weight? Excess body weight can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Being overweight (body mass index (BMI) of more than 25) can adversely affect your fertility by inhibiting normal ovulation.

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Getting Pregnant with Overweight
might Increase Your Chances of:

Exercising and eating small and frequent meals including healthy foods such as whole grains, milk and milk products, pulses, fruits and vegetables and healthy fats can help you achieve you weight goal.

  • Miscarriage
  • High blood pressure or preelampsia
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Stillbirth

If you enter pregnancy with a normal body weight, you can put on additional 11.5–16 kg weight during pregnancy. However, if you remain overweight,
then an additional 7–11.5 kg weight is acceptable.

How Can You Help Yourself?

Although being overweight or obese before pregnancy is a matter of concern, there are steps that you can take to get into the shape. Diet and proper exercise regime
can help you achieve your weight goal.

To protect your health and your baby’s wellbeing, the best way is to lose weight before you become pregnant. Reaching a healthy weight before pregnancy increases your chances of conceiving naturally.

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