Weight Loss After Baby
The institute of medicine recommends that women within a healthy weight range gain between 25–35 pounds (11.5–16 kg) during pregnancy (1). this weight gain consists of the baby, placenta, amniotic fluid, breast tissue, more blood, uterus enlargement and extra fat stores (1, 2).. Although it can difficult to lose weight after having a baby, it's important that you do so, carefully and slowly. even a small weight gain of 1-2 bmi units between pregnancies can increase the risk of complications, such as high blood pressure and gestational diabetes, in your next pregnancy. (nice 2010: 15) .. Most women lose about 13 pounds (5.9 kilograms) during childbirth, including the weight of the baby, placenta and amniotic fluid. during the first week after delivery, you'll lose additional weight as you shed retained fluids — but the fat stored during pregnancy won't disappear on its own. through diet and regular exercise, it might be reasonable to lose up to 1 pound (0.5 kilogram) a week. it might take six months to one year to return to your pre-pregnancy weight, whether you're breast.