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need to lose weight but 4 weeks pregnant

I am overweight. I lost some weight before I got pregnant but I am now 4 going on 5 weeks and my doctors said it would be OK if I lost a few pounds but didn't say what would be OK in terms of exercise etc. I am eating much healthier of course. Any thoughts on how to safely lose weight before my baby weight kicks in?
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4209753 tn?1351116064
My mom new I was pregnant before I even took the test. I lost alot of weight in my face and belly. It was noticable easpically since I am chubby girl to begin with. it was almost three weeks before the other symptoms kicked in. There are alot of websites (including this one) that will give you some excersie tips for each week of you pregency thats good for you and your baby :) good luck and congrats
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If you were my patient, I would advise you that purposefully losing weight while you are pregnant is not recommended.  That is not to say however, that you must gain.  In fact, for overweight to obese patients, gaining as little as 10lb for the entire pregnancy is an excellent goal.  Similarly, we don't recommend suddenly beginning a new intense exercise program.  Continuing the exercise that you have been doing, or even gradually increasing your fitness level is fine--swimming is an excellent way to exercise during pregnancy.
Hope this helps!
Dr B
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