5 Reasons You Must Lose Weight Before Getting Pregnant

3. It’s Too Dangerous To Lose Weight During: If you think that you can always be careful and lose weight while pregnant, think again. At the end of the day, your baby needs calories in order to grow. Don’t put him or her (and yourself) at this risk because, although you might lose a few pounds during your morning sickness stages, you’ll actually still be needing to gain while carrying. 

4. Your Baby Will Be Healthier & Less At Risk: We all want a baby to be born healthy, right? Well, being obese has risks to your baby, such as a higher risk of stillbirths, a baby being born at a dangerously low birth weight since premature births are more common and the worst issue of all: the baby following in mommy’s footsteps and becoming an obese adult. 

5. It Makes Exercise (And Weight Loss Later) Easier: Keeping a relatively healthy weight is still important while you’re pregnant, and so is keeping up (or starting) with exercise! Exercising during pregnancy can help reverse some of those risks, like pregnancy-related high blood pressure, and doing it regularly will help you to keep doing it even after you have the baby. 

Are you trying to lose weight before getting pregnant?