Being pregnant, especially for the first time, can make dealing with your body very confusing. There are three mistakes to avoid during this time in order to make you and your baby as healthy as possible.
First, overeating. You may be eating for two, but if you think pregnancy is the time to throw food caution to the wind, think again. If you’re at a normal weight when you get pregnant, you shouldn’t gain more than 35 pounds. If you’re overweight, the allowance drops to 25. Gaining too much weight not only increases your risk of gestational diabetes and high blood pressure, but you’ll have to lose that much more weight once the baby comes.
Second, eating too little. Don’t freak out when your pants don’t close. This is not the time to diet. Weight gain is a natural part of pregnancy. Expect to gain four to six pounds in the first trimester, and about a pound per week thereafter. Gaining too little weight can lead to an underweight baby-and your baby’s health is far more important than staying slender.
Third, forgetting fitness. Exercise is a big plus for both you and your baby. You’ll have more energy and less aches, you’ll sleep better, and you’ll have an easier time getting the weight off and resuming activities after giving birth. Low-impact exercise, like yoga, is key.
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