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How to Get Pregnant being Overweight

How to Get Pregnant being Overweight

Obesity or being overweight is a bane on the health. Obesity causes a lot of problems especially if planning a pregnancy. Obesity causes hormonal imbalance which in turn leads to infertility. For getting pregnant being overweight certain lifestyle changes are to be made. With proper planning, diet regimen and an exercise plan, successful conception is possible. To get more information on getting pregnant being overweight, read on.


It has been found in a lot of cases that infertility follows from obesity. This is due to the simple reason that the usual balance of the hormones is lost as the body weight surges. When the fat deposits increases in the body of the woman, there is an emergence of a curious set of sex hormones that are basically produced by these fat cells. These create a natural confusion in the body as the two varieties of the sex hormones do not act in tandem to each other. The resultant hormonal imbalance is a follow up of the condition. The significant symptom of the situation is the irregularity of the menstrual cycle. All these conditions make pregnancy pretty difficult in the woman.

So while pregnancy, you note that you are overweight, it is in your best interest that you first focus on losing the extra flab. Here a few simple steps on how you could go about it.


Steps for Losing Weight for Getting Pregnant

Have a quick look at the important steps which you need to take for getting pregnant being overweight.


Check your Diet

This is the most basic and perhaps the most vital point to note. Take charge of the amount of calorie that you provide to your body. It is advisable to take the first step by seeking the advice of your healthcare provider or a professional nutritionist. According to your built, height and age, your body should be in the range of the desired body mass. In order to attain it you need to chart out your regular calorie requirement.

The next important point is to strictly adhere to this diet program as the focus should be a transformation to a fitter and healthier you who are prepared to meet the challenges of pregnancy.

Note that you take the charted quantity for your breakfast. It is ideal to go for a heavier breakfast as it the first meal of the day. Your lunch should have a medium calorie value and the dinner should be ideally lighter as there is no or negligible physical activity after dinner. And remember to plan each meal according to the diet chart.

While working on weight it has been often observed that people are prone to binge eating on certain occasions. This should be strictly avoided. Neither should you go for crash dieting. It is very important to ensure that the body receives all its nutritional requirements and is not deprived of any essential elements. In a desperate attempt it the body is subjected to electrolyte imbalance and malnutrition, it can lead to failure in conception, miscarriages and other critical consequences during the pregnancy.


Workout Regularly

Remember that dieting is just the first step and dieting alone may not ensure a weight loss unless you combine it with a regular physical activity. The energy reserves of your body that is stored in the form of the stubborn fat cells will not vanish overnight! You need to work out those cells enveloping your muscles and only then will get used and exhausted. This is the safest and surest way to eliminate the fat cells from your body as well as prevent the development of newer ones. A successful pregnancy requires the mother to be healthy and fit for rearing a baby in her womb. So focus on staying in shape through a regular regimen that comprises of at least twenty-thirty minutes.


Abstain from bad habits

Alcohol, caffeine and smoking also do their evil bit to add to the fat cells. So you need to abstain from them while planning pregnancy. They also expose you to the risk of birth defects, still births, miscarriages and delay in conception.

Obesity is a sure deterrent for a quick and successful pregnancy. But it is also very easy to gain control over this defect and fulfill your aspiration of becoming a mother. In addition to the above points, remember to include the supplements like folic acid, vitamin B complex and vitamin C in your diet and always consult your doctor about the time that is ideal for a successful conception. 

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kamya
kamya.7 years ago
I was overweight and had problems in conceiving but after going through this article, I realized where i was making mistakes. I changed my diet and also started exercising. Now I have also conceived.
 
 
 
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Sanigdh
Sanigdh.7 years ago
You need to undergo checkup to rule out any problems. Being overweight causes problem in conceiving. It is also a cause of complications in pregnancy and delivery. It would be better to lose weight.
 
 
 
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Vineeta
Vineeta.7 years ago
I am overweight and it is hereditary. both my parents were overweight. I have been trying to conceive since long but not being able to do so. Do I need medical assistance for getting pregnant?
 
 
 
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