PREGNANCY: WHAT SHOULD I DO AND NOT DO?
Weight gain. We are told that the average weight gain during a pregnancy is 10 to 14 kilograms (1-2 kilograms in the first three months, and 1-2 kilograms a month for the next six months). That is fine, if you are average. Some women will possibly gain less over die nine months. Some will gain more. Still, it is reasonable to presume most women will add about this amount, and usually will lose it in the months after the end of the pregnancy. Extra weight put on during the pregnancy will be just as difficult to lose as at any other time.
Pregnancy is not an ideal time to try to lose weight, because restricting your diet, or drastically increasing your exercise, could make your passenger suffer, as well as you.
Fortunately, foetuses are fairly assertive when it comes to taking what they need. If there is only a certain amount of iron, for instance, the foetus will usually get it, and the woman will miss out. This means that unless you look after yourself you may not be in terrific shape (nutritionally) by the end of the pregnancy, and be unwell as a result. The end of a pregnancy, and start of motherhood is not a great time to be anaemic and poorly nourished.
Pre-pregnancy diet. Your general health and well-being is important during pregnancy, and it is probably important to enter the pregnant state in as good condition as you can. Eating sensibly prior to pregnancy will mean that your body’s stores of nutrients will be better stocked for when you need them. Beginning your pregnancy significantly overweight or underweight can increase your chances of having problems through the pregnancy.
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- TAKING CONTROL OVER ENDOMETRIOSIS: ABOUT SECOND OPINION
- BREAST CANCER/CHEMOTHERAPY’S SIDE EFFECTS: HAIR LOSS.
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