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Losing weight after your baby

Losing weight after your baby

If you are trying to lose weight, your 6 week postnatal check may be a good time to discuss this with your health professional (if you are not offered a postnatal check you can ask for it!).

There is support available to you that can help you, but the focus should be on healthy eating with a balanced, varied diet and physical activity. Make sure you have realistic expectations, and you should always take into account any health issues you may have had in your pregnancy or the birth before undertaking any physical activity. Ask your GP, midwife or health visitor for more information on what is available near you.

Here is a video from the NHS on how to lose your pregnancy weight sensibly:

http://www.nhs.uk/video/Pages/how-can-i-lose-my-pregnancy-weight-sensibly.aspx?searchtype=Tag&searchterm=Pregnancy&offset=49& 

Information reviewed November 2016

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