Weight gain during pregnancy is inevitable for the majority of women. However, for most women the concern is not so much the weight gain during pregnancy but more often the fear of not losing those extra kilos after the baby’s birth.
It’s still a good idea to exert some control over what goes into your mouth while you’re pregnant, however, because eating for two is not necessary and may lead to excessive weight gain.
Many women don’t realise that your body weight during the reproductive years can affect your future health. In other words, how much weight you gain during the pregnancy, your weight loss at six months post-partum and your pre-pregnancy BMI can all predict whether you will be overweight later in life.
Gaining too much weight during the pregnancy also increases your risk of developing gestational diabetes and high blood pressure which is not good for you or the baby. Here are some tips to keep things in check: