Hi my name is Stephanie i am 27 years old. I just recently found out that me and my husband are having a baby. My issue is my weight i have lost over a hundred pounds since i was 17 yrs old and not always in a good way and im contiuing to want to lose weight and im scared that im gonna gain bk all that i have lost what would be the healthiest way to keep my weight around the same or to be able to loose wt while pregnant im very self concious and it depresses me. I dont want to be depressed during my pregnacy over my weight cause this is very exciting for me and my husband.. can u please give me some tips to help me through this time? Things i can do to stay healthier.
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304970 tn?1331425994
Have you mentioned to your Dr. that you have a history of eating disorders? (I assume that's what you mean when you say you have lost a significant amount of weight in a not-so-healthy manner, if I am wrong, I am sorry for assuming).If you do/have struggled with an eating disorder, you need to tell your dr. immediately. They can aid you in overcoming the depression of pregnancy weight gain and guide you in normal pregnancy weight gain (maybe refer you to a pregnancy nutritionist). Congratulations on the pregnancy, and good luck!
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1422814 tn?1333569702
Agreed!  A registered dietitian with a focus on maternal nutrition is the best way to go.  Meeting with him/her on a monthly basis throughout your pregnancy can be truly worth it to you and your growing baby.  American Dietetic Association can help you find an RD - it looks like you have three to choose from in your area with maternal nutrition expertise. Congrats and best to you!
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1194973 tn?1385503904
If I'm understanding you correctly, you either want to maintain or lose weight while pregnant. Even over weight women will gain weight and it's expected. It's unhealthy to diet and try to lose weight while pregnant. Your baby and body needs those calories. You can speak to a consultant who will show you what foods to eat and will help you gain that weight you need. Good luck.
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1330108 tn?1333677304
I bet your OB can refer you to a dietician who can help you plan out meals and all during pregnancy so you can be confident in what you eat. I have had great luck using prenatal pilates so stay fit while pregnant.
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