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Dieting During Pregnancy

Dieting during pregnancy should be strictly avoided. However, you will be surprised to know that dieting under doctor’s supervision during pregnancy helps to give birth to a healthy child. Find out how intelligent eating and dieting during pregnancy is beneficial.

Pregnancy is associated directly with weight gain in most women. The common practice so far has been like the pregnant woman eats for two throughout her
pregnancy term. The idea is to consume enough food and nutrition that would meet the requirements of the mother as well as the fetus growing inside her. But currently, there are researches that prove otherwise.

If the pregnant woman considers dieting to a certain level and definitely under medical supervision, she can surely give birth to a healthy child and take care of her body as well post delivery. It has also been observed that dieting can result in a considerable decrease in complications that are usually associated with pregnancy weight gain.

How Does Dieting Help?

Let us have a look at the effects of dieting on pregnant women during pregnancy.

Pre-Eclampsia Can Be Prevented – The risk of developing this condition is quite common in pregnant women. It can cause a spike in the blood pressure levels and the blood sugar levels. Besides, this condition also can pose the threat of a premature birth. Researches reveal that if the mother is subjected to a comparatively restricted diet that is healthy and nutritious, the probability of pre-eclampsia can be effectively prevented. By dieting, it simply implies a control of calorie intake and making it sure that unnecessary calories are not getting piled up in the system that directly results in weight gain.

Prevent Obesity in Children – This is an interesting fact that children born to overweight mothers tend to get obese as they grow older. This entails that maternal obesity is a risk factor for the baby to develop into an obese child.

Prenatal Dieting Defined

Seek the advice of your doctor along with your dietician to decide what ought to be your diet regimen. Weight gain during pregnancy, as mentioned earlier is quite natural. So you simply need to make some extra effort to ensure that you consume only what is necessary for your pregnant body and the fetus that is growing inside your womb. Do not consume anything that does not have any nutritional properties but are just empty calories. These are the very objects that result in a disproportionate weight gain that is so difficult to get rid off, after the delivery and even long after that.

Often such a weight gain stays on, only to result in obesity and obesity related diseases and symptoms. For an effective dieting, expectant mothers are simply required to concentrate on whole grains, fruits, veggies and lean meats. This way, all the mineral, vitamin and essential nutrients will be obtained and you will also put off excess weight in your pregnancy term.

Finally, the most vital fact regarding dieting and pregnancy is that, most obese women find it hard to conceive in the first place or carry the risk of miscarriage at any stage of the pregnancy term. The point is to understand the theory and not misinterpret it. The sole objective of dieting during or before pregnancy is to ensure that you are not consuming unnecessary calories that will be difficult to get rid of. Always make it a point that your diet is a healthy and balanced one. Each and every nutritional requirement of the body should be maintained at all costs. After all, you need to gear up for the delivery which is a stressful act for your system as well as ensure that your baby derives all the required nutrients through you. So, dieting during pregnancy is in short healthy and intelligent eating.

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alisha.5 years ago
Well researched article.....It will help a lot of women who want to have ideal weight during pregnancy so that they do not add to the pounds post delivery.
Roohi.5 years ago
Ya right Garima, I thought dieting can harm the baby's development. I got to know the benefits of dieting after reading this article.
garima.5 years ago
nice article.....I never knew that dieting is permissible in pregnancy. I always thought that it is best to eat for two.
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