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Losing excess weight when pregnant - can't find previous threads!

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hotmama Wed 25-May-05 20:53:44

Can anyone direct me to previous threads about losing excess weight in pregnancy. I know there were a number a few weeks ago but I can't find them!

Obviously want to be healthy but this pregnancy is a little early as I am in the process of losing weight as I don't want to be the whale I was at the end of last time!


hotmama Wed 25-May-05 21:17:54

bump - I know we are all watching the footie but come on!

busyalexsmummy Wed 25-May-05 21:37:05

As far as I know weight loss isnt generally recommended during pregnancy, maintaining your weight or making sure your not eating excessively and putting on lots, yes, but am sure weight loss shouldnt be actively pursued. hth

hotmama Wed 25-May-05 21:44:39

This is what I thought - but there was a thread(s) a few weeks ago when people had and pregnancy wasn't compromised at all.

I intended to lose a couple of stone before getting pregnant but oops! I just want some good advice from mumsnetters experience. Don't worry I'm not thinking of losing 2 stone whilst pregnant - just don't want to put on loads but obviously the health of dd/ds is paramount.

LooneyLaura Wed 25-May-05 22:13:45

I had gallstones with my 1st pregnancy. Had to go on strict diet for 7months. Was hard but I lost 2st and dropped 2-3 dress sizes. Feel much better about myself these days (although I am about to dropped 2nd child in 3wks!)
I had to cut out all fat from diet and lived on fruit and veg mainly. Still ate pasta and potatoes and all the good stuff, just without the high fat foods that went along with it.

As long as you stick to a varied healthy diet, it wont have any effect on your pregnancy and would recommend to anyone to cut back a little during pregnancy.
Afterall, eating for two is a big myth!!

hotmama Thu 26-May-05 09:57:05


Tabs Thu 26-May-05 10:22:01

Hey hotmama - I've every intention of carrying on doing slimming world whilst pregnant - it's entirely safe - they even produce a special booklet on following it during pregnancy.

Whilst I agree that weight loss shouldn't be persued if you're only a little overweight, I'm still very large (but have lost 2.5 stone this year already!), so it's more likely to benefit me and baby than do any harm.

hotmama Thu 26-May-05 10:39:59

Tabs - I have just rang the ww helpline and they have said that you can carry on doing ww until you are 12 weeks pregnant - what is the rule with slimming world as I have never done it. Obviously, pregnancy is more important but I do want to lose some excess lard if poss!

Tabs Thu 26-May-05 11:19:58

I'm about 90% certain that you can carry on throughout, but will mention it to my midwife tomorrow and see what she says too.

Will let you know.

hotmama1 Thu 26-May-05 21:27:29

After another search I have now found the thread I was looking for - obviously was just crap before.

Had to change my name from Hotmama as my bloody machine kept locking and I can't post to the October 04 and Jan 06 threads! grrr

Tabs Fri 27-May-05 11:54:47

Hey hotmama - should have changed your name to hotunderthecollarmama if computer was annoying you!!

Just thought I'd let you know that I'm back from seeing my midwife, and she was quite happy for me to carry on doing SW throughout. Just think, the week I give birth I should definitely make slimmer of the week .

hotmama1 Fri 27-May-05 12:10:50

Tabs - thanks for the post. Could you do me a favour and post on the Jan 06 thread that I can't seem to post messages - is it O.K if I start up a Jan 06 thread 2?

biglips Fri 27-May-05 12:14:35

congrats anyway hotmama XX

hotmama1 Fri 27-May-05 12:21:33

Hiya Biglips - can you ask the Oct 04 girls if they mind if I start a Oct 04 - Nearly 8 months thread. I need to tell you all my news etc.

Tabs Fri 27-May-05 12:33:31

Have put a post on for you. Hope it all works ok now

biglips Fri 27-May-05 12:34:33

yeah ok ill post it on for you as its getting long anyway

hotmama1 Fri 27-May-05 12:36:28

Thanks Tabs & Biglips - phew I can be part of the gang again!

biglips Fri 27-May-05 12:37:21

do you want me or yourself start the new thread "oct 04 - 8 months already" ?

biglips Fri 27-May-05 12:38:10

or "oct 04 - nearly 8 months"

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