Weight Loss After Baby Delivery
Parents of newborns have so many things to worry about -- is the baby the right size? sleeping and eating properly? is she healthy? one of the things new parents often wonder about is weight loss after birth.. 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.. You should plan to return to your pre-pregnancy weight by 6 to 12 months after delivery. most women lose half of their baby weight by 6 weeks after childbirth (postpartum). the rest most often comes off over the next several months. a healthy diet with daily exercise will help you shed the pounds. breastfeeding can also help with postpartum weight loss..
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.. True. take one seven- to eight-pound baby, plus about two pounds of blood and amniotic fluid, and you're pretty much assured a 10-pound weight loss in the hospital after you deliver.. "this plateau is a normal response [to post-baby weight loss]," explains ross. "the final 10 pounds you need to lose may take the longest to lose. but it will be the most gratifying.".