6 Reasons You Must Lose Weight Before Getting Pregnant

We hate to say it over and over again, but the obesity epidemic is no joke.

Although it’s affecting the Latino community in various ways, including our kids being more likely to be overweight than others, one of the worst issues is that when an overweight or obese women gets pregnant she is risking her lives and the life of her unborn child. We don’t want to scare you but we do want to make you aware of the risks and how to avoid them.

We know you just want to have a healthy, happy baby. Here’s why it's essential to drop some pounds before getting pregnant. 

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Irina Gonzalez,

An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York, MamasLatinas.com, FamilyCircle.com, TheFrisky.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com. You can always find her on Twitter (@msirinagonzalez) & Instagram (@msirinagonzalez) talking about her latest delicious meal.

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