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05-12-2012, 10:21 AM
If a woman weight around 110kg and is 170cm tall can she lose weight while pregnant?

Dr Joy Saville
13-12-2012, 11:30 AM
I am not sure if the guidelines for weight has changed. Previously women who were obese were said to gain smaller amounts of weight during pregnancy, and weight loss was not encouraged. However, recent research has showed that weight maintenance or weight loss during pregnancy can significantly lower the incidence of certain illnesses in infants as well as prevents health risks associated with obesity in women. please see the link for more information http://www.webmd.com/baby/news/20070614/can-pregnancy-loss-be-good

But it is important to follow a healthy eating plan and exercise regime under the guidance of your gynaecologist so that you do not put yourself or your baby at risk