The Possibility Of A Normal Delivery If Obese During Pregnancy?
Hello Doctor:) r nI am 24 yrs tall 175 and bb 120kg r nI am positive pregnant r n r nMy question is, is it true that obese people cannot give birth vaginally? R n n r nCan I lose weight during pregnancy? considering the many risks of obese pregnant women, I have neither high blood pressure nor gestational diabetes. r n r nWhat kind of diet should I live? Thank you very much
Hello, Umm Lashira, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
When pregnant, you need nutritional intake that must be sufficient for the physical needs of the mother and the fetus she is carrying. Despite obesity, losing weight during pregnancy is not recommended. The recommendation is that obese pregnant women should gain 5-9 kg of weight during pregnancy, or 11-19 kg for multiple pregnancies.
Obesity in pregnancy has an increased risk for pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, infection, delivery by CS, miscarriage or still birth. To reduce this risk, it is better to carry out strict pregnancy control through routine ANC (ante natal care) by the obstetrician. Monitoring of obese pregnant women is done specifically, and an assessment of the risk of pregnancy complications will be carried out. In addition, monitoring and assessing the risk of pregnancy complications will determine the best method of delivery for your condition. Not all obese people have to undergo SC surgery, depending on the condition of the mother and the fetus.
It is important for pregnant women to consume adequate nutrition for the needs of the mother and her fetus. Here is an article about "essential nutrition for pregnant women" which can be read to find out the nutritional needs of pregnant women. For the exact amount, you can consult your obstetrician or nutritionist about the right number of calories for your current condition. Also read "healthy pregnant" for more information.
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Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.