Why Do I Still Look Pregnant After Having Baby

Why Do I Still Look Pregnant Even Though I Had My Baby A Few Weeks Ago?

ID-10093059Pregnancy is an exciting time and most mom’s can’t wait to meet their baby.  As your baby grows, your belly will continue to grow and get bigger so that you can house your growing baby.  Most doctors recommend that women gain between 10 to 40 pounds depending on your starting weight.  Talk to your doctor or health care professional to determine how much weight your doctor expects for you to gain during your pregnancy.  It is important that you don’t restrict weight gain or start a diet during the duration of your pregnancy.  Your baby depends on you for nutrients and your body begins storing extra calories in order to  prepare your body to breast fed your baby.

What Risks Are Involved If I Gain Weight to Much Weight?

Gaining too much weight during your pregnancy make is harder for you to lose the baby weight and it will take additional time for you to lose it.  However, it also can lead to other health conditions that can affect you and your unborn baby.  Work with your doctor closely if he or she feels that you are gaining weight to quickly or you are gaining too much weight at any time during your pregnancy.  Your doctor monitors your weight gain at each of your appointments to ensure that you on the right track and that your baby is growing properly.  Excessive weight gain can lead to the following complications:

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5 responses to “Why Do I Still Look Pregnant Even Though I Had My Baby A Few Weeks Ago?”

  1. gina valley Avatar

    Great info!
    I think sometimes questions like this get skipped over, and women are afraid to ask. Well done!

    1. Christy Avatar

      I hope that this post is helpful for mom’s to be. 🙂

  2. Courtney~Club-Content Avatar

    My sister recently was on the paleo diet while breastfeeding, and I would advise against that. She looked like she was starving to death, and I really think she was. If you have the discipline for paleo after breastfeeding, I’ve seen it work;)

    1. Christy Avatar

      Courtney if you do plan on losing weight while breastfeeding, mom’s need to ensure that they are getting adequate nutrition from the food they are eating. I don’t recommend cutting out any of the food groups while breastfeeding because they are all vital to milk production. Instead, breastfeeding mothers should focus on moderation and light exercise. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your sister’s experience.

  3. rhonda Avatar

    This is awesome. I wish I had known some of these things before I had my first baby. Even though I read a lot, for some reason, I didn’t really get it (weight gain). A woman can be really hard on herself, and the key to this, I believe, is educating ourselves/one another. Thanks for sharing!