G. Shabib, MD
Mark W. Sawka, M.D.
Weight gain is common, but excessive weight gain should be avoided due to the increased complications associated with obesity. A well-balanced diet, mild to moderate exercise, and plenty of water is so important for you and your baby. Try to eat more vegetables and fiber, which can give you a full feeling sooner on less calories. Increasing water intake can also decrease your hungry and is so important as your body builds the intravascular volume. Try to limit your sweets...maybe once a week, as a celebration for another week closer to meeting your little one. Pregnancy is a difficult time, but a little encouragement can go a long way.