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31 Jan 2003

Loosing weight while pregnant
Hi Doc
I need to know, I am trying to conceive, but I am about 15kg overweight at the moment, which I am battling to loose. I am scared that if I fall pregnant now, I am going to look like a bus at the end of it.
What I want to know - is it possible, with the help of a dietician, to loose weight during pregnancy- I mean actual fat loss. So say I way 65kg now, and should pick up about 11kg with pregnancy - and I do that, but at the end of the pregnancy, because of the 'diet' I will actually weigh 60kg now??
I hope you understand what I mean, because as I write this it is not really making sense.
So if I don't become pregnant and diet, I will loose say 10kg, is it possible to be pregnant and still loose this.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear TTC
It is better to go into pregnancy weighing your normal weight, but if you consult a clinical dietitian (phone (012) 998-5650 (mornings) to obtain the name and address of your nearest dietitian), then she/he will help you to make sure that you a) don't gain any additional unnecessary weight during your pregnancy and b) that you eat a healthy diet that gives your child the best possible chance in life. So do consult a dietitian, it will be well worth it.
Hope you fall pregnant soon.
Best regards
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