If I am obese and planning to get pregnant, what should I do?

You should contact your obstetrician or midwife to make an appointment for a preconception visit.

Obesity in pregnancy carries with it some increased risks for both the mother and her developing baby. Because of this, if a woman is obese and planning to become pregnant, the best thing she can do is make a preconception visit to her obstetric provider. There, a plan can be made to optimize her health before she becomes pregnant. This may include making a healthy weight loss plan, screening for diabetes or high blood pressure, and ensuring that she has appropriate weight gain during her pregnancy.

Reviewed by Jennifer Lincoln, January 2019

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  1. It’s need very hard care during pregnancy. It’s emergency. I’m very happy to read your post.
    Regarding Pregnancy Exercise.

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