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Overeating during pregnancy

 
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Last reviewed: 18.10.2021
 
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The issue of motherhood is a serious topic, which should be approached with all responsibility. Even before conception, the task of a woman is to prepare the body for the nurturing of a healthy child. First of all, it is necessary to eat properly and avoid overeating.

The issue of proper nutrition during child-bearing worries all expectant mothers. And this is not surprising, since the problem of overeating during pregnancy is quite relevant. Women in the position are often carried away eating forbidden foods, referring to the hormonal background. At first glance this causes emotion, but it threatens serious problems for both the baby and the future mother.

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Effects

Dietary disorders in pregnancy lead to the fact that all organs are under increased stress. This is negatively reflected in overall well-being. The main consequences of food abuse include:

  • Rapid weight gain.
  • Excessive cardiovascular system.
  • Pressure jumps.
  • Problems with digestion.
  • Phlebeurysm.
  • Back pain.
  • Late gestosis.
  • Preeclampsia.
  • Problems with the musculoskeletal system.
  • Increased fatigue.

Absorption of excess food negatively affects the fetus. Since the pregnant woman has metabolic disorders, it causes disruptions in the baby's nutrition. Increased pressure, kidney diseases and other complications from the mother's body adversely affect the development of the baby. In especially severe cases, oxygen starvation develops , which can lead to miscarriage.

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What to do and how to prevent overeating in pregnant women?

In the early stages of pregnancy, it will not be superfluous to  develop a special diet  for the normal development of the fetus and the healthy functioning of the woman's body. It is necessary to ensure the intake of the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals in the body. A balanced diet will avoid weight gain during pregnancy, and will not cause associated  complications.

In order to minimize the eating disorders during pregnancy, a woman should organize a daily routine. When choosing products, preference should be given to the natural and easily assimilated. Various semi-finished products, too sharp, salty, fatty or fried foods are prohibited. The task of the future mother to provide a balanced diet, so that while in the womb, the child received the whole complex of useful substances and minerals.

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