Hello guys, Yeah I am 4 months pregnant and my weight is 85kg and height is 5’2”. Let’s say I am obese in medical term and I have no any medical issue during this period, not even weight increase problem even if Pregnancy with overweight.
So, let’s talk about obese pregnancy, some myth and truth, also my live experience about maintaining weight at even losing and most importantly good health.
Definition of obesity
-First thing first, what is obesity? How to treat pregnancy with obesity or before? The most common trick used to measure obesity is BMI, so many BMI calculators available on the net or you talk with your Dr. or dietician.
Below 18.5= underweight, 18.5-24.9= normal, 25-29.9= overweight, 30 and Higher= obese
Medical Risk of Pregnancy with overweight
I am not expert, but my Dr. told me some medical risk and of course I Googled like Gestational diabetes, Blood pressure, miscarriage, overdue pregnancy, c-section.
Ok that’s it, don’t afraid, I share my experience and 4 months journey point of point –
When I realized having Pregnancy with overweight, I have mixed feeling sometimes jumpy, sometimes so much afraid. First time I visit a gynecologist, I jump on him with so many questions like I am obese what should I do, how can I manage my weight and I don’t want miscarriage or c-section? Luckily I found a very good and easy explaining Dr. that understands my problem and explain everything, so I explained in my easy way with solved myth:
- Eat for two – Girls don’t, it’s a big mistake if you are having Pregnancy with overweight or obese. Listen to your body, not your hormone infected heart or others. Eat healthy most important 3 meal- breakfast, lunch and dinner. Don’t think about dieting, but avoid junk and oily food when you feel hungry for snack switches it with fresh fruit and dry fruit (except-Cashew nut etc which have an excess fat limit). Don’t smoke and drink, it will harm you and your baby. Most important, include lots of vegetables, fruits, protein and milk (at least ½ liter a day). It helps you limit your weight and give enough nutrition your body. Don’t eat sugary food it will increase or increase in limit which suggested by dr.)
- Exercise – Girls don’t do heavy exercise if you are not doing before. Start with a light walk and best way to do 10 to 20 minute after every meal and increase time to time. If you don’t have any injury history then join prenatal yoga, swimming (If you already a swimmer) and prenatal light exercise programs, but do under instructor observation. Because injuries are really bad during pregnancy.
- Be happy- Last but not least girls be happy, feel happy. Because being pregnant is the most amazing phase of your life. May be you feel vomit, constipation, lack of sleep and the whole world are not listening to you or understand you. But you can understand, your baby can, so connect with your baby, listen to your body and enjoy your most memorable life phase with your hubby and family.
Have a great motherhood