Putting on too much weight can affect your health and increase your blood pressure. It is not recommended to go on a restricted diet, however eating healthily and stating active is beneficial for your baby.
Gaining too much weight can increase your risk of complications. These include:
Staying active is important while you’re pregnant, as it will prepare your body for labour and birth.
By exercising during pregnancy you are less likely to develop gestational diabetes, pre eclampsia or have excessive weight gain. Exercise during pregnancy is also very good for your mood stability.
Keep up your normal daily activity or exercise (unless you’ve been advised by your midwife or GP not to exercise).
Many units offer free weight management services during pregnancy. Please ask your community midwife to refer you.