Hello. I am 28 and a half weeks pregnant. I started out the pregnancy already overweight, I am now 3 to 4 kgs away from being sent to the City Hospital (300kms away from where I live) as the local hospital won’t deliver babies from mothers who’s BMI reaches or goes over 40. Apparently a directive of Country Health SA. So this is my dilemma how do I lose fat weight, gain baby weight and not put on any more weight overall?? Step One – keep a food diary (no calorie counting but to track the general health of my overall intake), Step Two – make more home foods and products (for example I have just finished bagging over 2.5kgs of stewed apples that I prepared myself & have eaten a fresh peach for my morning tea), Step Three – Increase exercise (today I went for a 20 minute walk & plan to ride on my recumbent bike). Improving my overall health during this pregnancy hasn’t been easy, suffering from bad morning sickness for 16 weeks, dealing with the pains of Pelvic Instability & the emotions of Perinatal Depression, as well as stresses from certain family members, however I am getting back on track & feel good about the future. If anyone has suggestions on improving health and wellbeing during pregnancy please share your thoughts.
Posted by Lori-Anne, 1st February 2016