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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to lose weight during pregnancy?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: Focus on nutrition instead of the scale. Are you eating a healthy diet and exercising daily? If so, the weight gain or loss is less important. Your baby appreciates your healthy lifestyle.You should not specifically diet or calorie restrict during pregnancy. You only need about 300 calories more per day during the third trimester of pregnancy.
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Dr. Leon Katz
Bariatrics 30 years experience
Usually not: While I am not a gynecologist, generally it is advisedvdthat women gain weight during pregnancy. Your gyn can tell you the correct amount of weight that is considered healthy to be gained. Keep in mind that a heavier women is likely to gain less weight during pregnancy, assuming she is careful not to over so it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it unusual to lose weight during pregnancy?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology 45 years experience
Not common : A certain amount of weight gain in pregnancy is important for a healthy pregnancy. How much weight gain in pregnancy depends on pre-pregnancy weight. Ask your doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What can be done to lose weight after pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Weight loss : Don’t strive to lose your pregnancy weight instantaneously. Your body has just been through a lot. If you breast feed your baby that will burn extra calories. Make sensible nutrition choices. Remain physically active. Ensure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Take care.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Not sure if or how to lose weight during pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not good timing.: Although some women do lose weight during pregnancy it is usually not intentional. This is a time when your body and your fetus need nutrients. Most women gain weight during pregnancy & that is quite normal. This would not be the best time to deliberately lose weight.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to easily lose weight after pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No easily !: To lose weight insure that calories burned > calories consumed. Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water per day. Aim for at least 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Use whole grain when possible. Avoid sodas, alcohol ; junk carbohydrates. Get in a good mix of aerobic ; weight lifting exercises.
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A 50-year-old member asked:

How simple is it to lose weight after pregnancy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It may be more of a: challenge due to consistent needs of taking care of an infant and sleepless nights.
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