Strategy to Prevent Excess Weight Gain in Pregnancy

A simple, individualized nutrition plan (2000 kcal/day) combined with a walking program of more than 10,000 steps per day during the second and third trimesters in overweight or obese women kept weight gain within norms. More than half of the women had attained their pre-pregnancy weight within two months of delivery. This kind of plan would help normal weight as well as overweight women avoid excess weight gain during pregnancy and weight retention after delivery as well.

PositiveTip: Regular exercise and a nutritious diet will help keep weight gains within norms and prevent post-delivery weight retention.