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Post Pregnancy Weight Gain

What is Post Pregnancy Weight Gain??

Motherhood is the most beautiful feeling in this world. Your baby is the most precious thing that you hold in your arms. But, being a new mother could be quite stressful. Stress and sleepless nights make it hard to lose the extra pounds gained during pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy is normal and can be easily managed with diet and lifestyle modifications.

The other symptoms along with the weight gain maybe the following: 

Fatigue

Hair loss or thinning of hair

Difficulty in breathing

Constipation

Mood swings

Symptoms due to diseases secondary to weight gain like diabetes, in which there is slow wound healing, increased thirst, and hunger, etc.

Hormonal changes during pregnancy to support the growing baby are responsible for weight gain. Other factors that slow down the shedding of excess weight are:

Stress: New responsibilities invite stress to new mothers. Increase in stress causes the release of cortisol which is responsible for increased appetite and storing more fat in the body.

Depression or emotional disturbances: Many women experience postpartum depression. Comfort eating, insomnia, increased stress hormones due to depression are responsible to add more weight.

Hypothyroidism: 5-7% of women experience hypothyroidism after pregnancy. Derailed metabolism due to hypothyroidism is responsible for weight gain.

Older maternal age

Presence of metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypothyroidism, etc.

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Diet: Eat a well-balanced diet. Crash diets are a big NONO. Daily calorie intake should never be below 1800 calories after pregnancy.

Exercise: Moderate exercise, yoga should be done.

Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding mothers burn 300 calories extra than the mothers who don’t.

Weight gain after pregnancy can lead to low self-esteem in new moms. We are here to take care of your issues and help you get back to your older self again.

We provide a combination of safe and natural therapies to reduce weight and improve metabolism.

Udvartan, Vaman, Virechan, Basti are done after a proper assessment of the patient.

Diet, lifestyle modifications, yoga, and meditation are also prescribed to manage weight and stress.

Before things get out of hand, consult your doctor. The sooner the better