There may be concerns especially as the due date draws near and also you may have to watch out for some medical conditions that may arise from being pregnant.
Find Good Prenatal Care
This is one of the most important, if not the most important things that you must do. Even if you are fit and healthy, women who are overweight are at risk of developing gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and other diseases, going through longer labor and having a larger baby.
Because of these risks, it is important to get medical professionals. Only they know what to look out for and deal with it. If you have pre pregnancy conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, genetic disorders and any other conditions it is important to let your doctor know. This is to ensure that you and the baby remain in the best health possible throughout your pregnancy.
A Healthy Plus-size Maternity Diet
It is important to eat a healthy diet with all the food groups required. This is to provide the necessary nutrition for your unborn child. If you do not eat all the foods that you are required to, it may lead to development issues for your baby. Ensure that you take supplements if you need them.
If you suffer from morning sickness, excess acidity and heartburn then go for smaller frequent meals so that you do not feel hungry. Also you can opt for healthier foods without much fat and sugar because fat especially tends to bring on nausea. Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Adhere to Weight Gain Guidelines
One of the concerns of overweight and obese women is putting on too much weight during their pregnancy. However, do not starve yourself because this will affect the development of your baby in the womb. If the baby does not get enough nutrients then s/he may be underdeveloped. In the same vein do not over eat as adding too much weight may increase the health risks that you face. Your doctor should be able to advise you on the expected average weight gain per trimester.
Exercise Regularly for a Healthy Plus-size Maternity
Exercise as regularly as you can. High impact exercises such as running, kick boxing and other similar exercises are not recommended for pregnant women. If you live a sedentary lifestyle, aim to walk, swim or just move around a little. This will help you feel better.
Do Not Stress
It is important that you are relaxed throughout your pregnancy so that you deliver a healthy baby. Babies in the womb are sensitive to your moods and feelings and if you are stressed fearful and upset most of the time then you may affect the baby. Enjoy your pregnancy since you will not be pregnant forever. Also ensure that you have a good support system. Do not take everyone’s advice however well-meaning it is as it may confuse you which is not helpful.