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Loosing Weight While Pregnant

Is It Normal To Lose Weight In The First Trimester?

In the majority of pregnancy, women do gain weight during pregnancy. However, it is okay to lose weight in the first trimester due to food aversions and morning sickness. 

During the first trimester, you might experience nausea or vomiting and even loss of appetite.  

Causes of Weight Loss During Pregnancy

The main cause of losing weight during the first trimester is due to the food aversions and morning sickness. Early in the pregnancy, severe morning sickness can affect your normal appetite and prevent you from eating the recommended calorie intake. 

Morning sickness can prompt you to get a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).

The importance of gaining weight during pregnancy is to develop a fat deposit that helps during labor, when the baby comes out, and after birth breastfeeding.

Can You Stop Losing Weight While Pregnant?

It is quite normal to lose weight in the first trimester due to severe morning sickness.  The appetite is usually regained back by the second trimester.  

Dieting While Pregnant: Is It Safe?

Many women gain weight during their pregnancy. Either way, a pregnant woman should not go on a diet or try to lose weight during pregnancy. 

It’s not healthy to diet while pregnant because it will prevent your developing baby to get all the essential vitamins and minerals it needs. 

The recommended calorie intake while pregnant is around 2500 calories. It will be quite difficult to reach the calorie intake if you are dieting. 

Overweight And Pregnant

Even if you’re overweight, it’s not recommended to diet while pregnant.  Being overweight while pregnant can cause other risk factors such as high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia, and gestational diabetes.  

When To Call The Doctor

By the third trimester if you’re having a hard time gaining the recommended weight make sure to consult your doctor.  

Any excessive weight gain or losing weight during the nine months if it's recommended to speak with your doctor since it might indicate some underlying condition. 

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