I am currently 23 weeks and 6 days pregnant. I am naturally a bigger girl, and have been since I was about 10, I have gone to many doctors, nutritionists, gyms, personal trainers, ETC and can never seem to lose any weight. I had high blood pressure ever since I had my first daughter (who is now three), but when I got pregnant this time around, they took me off all my medications for my high blood pressure, and said that my blood pressure was fine. I am worried about it, and wondering if anyone has gone through a similar experience or the same thing and how you dealt with it. I am considered "Overweight/Obese" because I am so short && cause of my body build, mainly only in my stomach area due to my previous c-section, and this just scares me!! I don't want to gain a whole lot of weight this pregnancy, I don't eat bad at all.
Any suggestions? Helpful tips? Experiences? I'd love to talk with people who are in the same boat as me!
Answer by Anonymous at 4:27 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:03 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
meal. I will say though that it is SUPER SUPER SUPER SUPER SUPER important to hydrate properly if you exercise during pregnancy because exercise releases sweat with has salt in it and despite what you see ALL OVER TV and INTERNET you do NEED some salt.
And LOSS OF SALT can actually cause high blood pressure.
SO long story short....
1-Monitor Blood Pressure at home
2-Follow Brewer's Pregnancy Diet (http://www.drbrewerpregnancydiet.com/ This website will tell you EVERYTHING you need to know about the diet)
3- Exercise but HYDRATE while you do
Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Feb. 1, 2011
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