Being highly overweight (obese) before and during pregnancy can have a huge impact on your health and your baby’s health. Obese women are at higher risk of developing gestational diabetes during pregnancy. They are also prone to developing high blood pressure and protein in the urine after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It is normal to put on weight while you are pregnant. But when you are already overweight you are at increased risk of urinary tract infections. Not just that, obesity also increases the risk of postpartum infections.
It is also advisable for overweight women to lose the extra kilos as it helps reduce the risk of developing serious sleep disorder. And also because pregnancy might worsen existing problems regarding sleeping pattern. If you are obese, the likelihood of your pregnancy continuing beyond expected due date cannot be ruled out. Probability of elective and emergency C-sections increases and so does the risk of C-section complications. Obesity also puts you at higher risk of going through miscarriage and stillbirth. Considering how obesity can affect your wellbeing before, during and after pregnancy, you should immediately take steps if you are planning to start a family. Don’t opt for crash dieting or someone else’s fitness plans as you might not achieve positive results. You need to follow a tailor-made plan which helps you lose weight in a healthy manner. Get in touch with us to know how you can shade the extra kilos and become a healthy mommy!