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BMI is 33 and want to lose weight while pregnant

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Kelcat9494 Thu 09-Jul-20 20:14:54

Hello,

I didn't really know where to put this so sorry if this thread is incorrect. My bmi is 33 and I really do want to lose weight, I'm 11 weeks pregnant and was thinking of walking everyday around half an hour and then swimming when it reopens and is safe and eating healthy, I will admit I've had more takeaways then I'd like to say because I've been so tired and what not but I am back feeling my normalish self, I would ideally like to go to a bmi of 29 whilst pregnant - would this harm the baby in anyway? (I know it's still overweight at 29 but I want to be as realistic as I can)

Thank you

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MaverickDanger Thu 09-Jul-20 20:19:19

I’d speak to your midwife. It’s good that you are wanting to make healthy changes, reducing the takeaways will definitely help with that and also save you money!

It will be near impossible to do it by exercise alone. Again, speak to your midwife but Slimming World is approved for use while pregnant.

There are a number of Instagram accounts of pregnancy women attempting to lose or maintain weight during pregnancy on SW, but are doing it with midwife guidance.

I’m 17 weeks and trying to be more conscious of calories in & out because I want to have a healthy pregnancy, labour and recovery. I’m using Fitbit to track my exercise and rough calories in, with a calorie “number” agreed with my midwife.

Yummymummy2020 Thu 09-Jul-20 20:20:24

Have you spoke with your trust about it yet? I had a high bmi too and lost some weight in the pregnancy, it’s not normally recommended to do so, although I had diabetes towards the end and the diabetes diet was what made me lose the weight so it was watched by the hospital as such and I have a happy healthy baby now! It wasn’t that they set out for me to lose weight it just happened with the way I had to eat at the time! So it is possible to do, just you would need to do it with both the blessing and supervision of the hospital in order to keep yourself and baby safe! Don’t beat yourself up about the takeaways either, they might not be the perfect choice but it’s not about perfection and once you get plenty of nourishment from your diet in general it won’t matter much overall!!! Best of luck with your pregnancy!

orangejuicer Thu 09-Jul-20 20:24:40

My BMI was 41 at booking in.

Speak to your midwife. Eat well and take regular exercise. Don't worry about the number. smile

ALew15 Thu 09-Jul-20 21:48:24

My BMI is about 30 at the moment. I am 5'3 so quite short and weigh about 12 stone the last time I checked. I got married last June and was about 10.3st, I had a MMC later In the year and have struggled getting back into exercise since.
How tall are you if u don't mind me asking?
I am consciously trying to make better choices, recently found out I'm pregnant. I am 4 weeks today.

Kelcat9494 Thu 09-Jul-20 22:25:26

ALew15

My BMI is about 30 at the moment. I am 5'3 so quite short and weigh about 12 stone the last time I checked. I got married last June and was about 10.3st, I had a MMC later In the year and have struggled getting back into exercise since.
How tall are you if u don't mind me asking?
I am consciously trying to make better choices, recently found out I'm pregnant. I am 4 weeks today.


I'm 5'7, I'm tall but I'm a big girl and I know that, usually I wouldn't be too bothered but I want baby to be as safe and healthy as possible. I think rather than try to lose weight I'm gonna walk everyday and eat better and if I lose some
weight naturally then yay haha x

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