Previously pregnancy was considered a kind of indulgence for a woman allows her to indulge in the joys of unrestrained gluttony, and not to think about the consequences. But the complications associated with excess weight before and during pregnancy, put an end to the myth that a woman during pregnancy can (and should!) To eat for two. Hypertension and gestational diabetes make women think twice before you take an extra piece of cake.
According to the results of a recent study even allowable weight gain during pregnancy can increase the risk of birth of a baby overweight in these women the risk of having a child who is to three years will suffer from excess weight, four times higher than women, slightly Gaining weight during pregnancy.
Until recently, expectant mothers were weighed during every pre-delivery inspection, but doctors realized that this is standard procedure for many women is alarming, and so now rely on data on body mass index tests, which are performed at the beginning and at the end of pregnancy.
During pregnancy, women add different weights, but it should not exceed ten to twelve kilograms. Being overweight can negatively affect the health of the woman and child, in particular, cause an increase in pressure.
What adds to the norm pregnant
However, regardless of how the expectant mother allows himself to excesses, it should be understood that the weight gain is inevitable. Perform basic calculations: the muscle tissue of the uterus is growing rapidly - add 1 kg; 0 placenta weighs 6 kg; Breast cancer - 0, 4 kg; blood volume is also increased - plus 1, 2 kg; amniotic fluid weighs an additional 2, 6 kg; fat that accumulates the body for future breast-feeding, - adds another 2, 5 kg. The need to eat for two - no more than a myth, in fact, increase the portion is not necessarily or even desirable.
Let's not forget about the baby, which weighs an average of 3, 3 kg. Total women during pregnancy average adds up to 11, 5 kg. Also, the amount of the added kilos depending on the weight prior to pregnancy and her body mass index.
However, there is evidence to show that a significant weight gain during pregnancy can be justified breastfeeding. It is possible and during pregnancy to maintain normal weight allowance, and the ability to breast-feed has nothing to do with weight. There is no need to gain extra weight. Some women manage to lose weight quickly through breastfeeding
Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails!
But studies show that this remedy is effective only if feed your baby breast milk for at least six months.
Average number of calories that the expectant mother consumes a day, should not exceed 2000, and during breast-feeding is the number can be increased by only 500 or 750 calories.
However, breast-feeding itself requires the conduct of the women less active lifestyle, so nursing mothers are often a feeling of hunger, which causes a lot of them there. That is why many women can not lose the weight gained during pregnancy.
After childbirth: how to reset "pregnancy" weight
Irresistible attraction to certain foods, weight and how to get rid of him - that's the most discussed topics in online forums devoted to pregnancy and motherhood. But experts advise not to worry about the weight gained and do not follow a particular diet during pregnancy; Vanity ongoing efforts even more alarm the future mother that did not improve her health. Rational healthy food and easy fitness are still the best and most effective means of losing weight after childbirth. Because the weight was recruited for nine months, can not be expected to quickly get rid of it and get back to a normal weight for a few weeks.
If the weight gain during pregnancy is not more than the norm, a woman can regain the form within eight months after delivery. But if you gain weight above the norm, get rid of it will not be easy. Sometimes weight loss promotes breastfeeding, but only for six months, otherwise the effect will not be. Breast feeding mothers returned to normal only after weaning.
The quickest and most effective way to lose weight after giving birth - fitness. Fitness, if you combine it with a healthy diet
Healthy eating - do not limit yourself to eating
, Does not affect the quantity or quality of breast milk, but only accelerates weight loss and helps prevent postpartum depression
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