A-Z of pregnancy and nutrition: W is for...

Are you up-to-date with our pregnancy and nutrition A-Z? We're moving on to the letter W - so what does it stand for when you're pregnant?

What does the letter W stand for in pregnancy? So far in our A-Z of pregnancy and nutrition we've looked at everything from A-V.

So what does the letter W stand for? Let's find out...

Make sure you catch-up on our pregnancy alphabet:  A / B/ C / D/ E / F / G / H / I / J / M / P / S / T / U / V

Water intake: Drink plenty of water and other fluids, as pregnant women dehydrate more quickly than normal. Drinking plenty of fluids is important, especially when exercising or if the weather is hot.

Water: Water is a great way to cool down when you're pregnant, especially in summer.

Weight loss after pregnancy: Just as it’s best to put on weight slowly and steadily during your pregnancy, you need to be slow and steady in losing weight after your pregnancy.

If you are breastfeeding you should NOT follow a weight reducing diet.

A general rule for weight loss is to aim for around 1lb per week. It might not sound much, but it quickly adds up and gives your body chance to recover and skin time to gradually shrink back.

Breastfeeding can help you lose weight naturally with a well-balanced diet.

Make sure you also read our posts on what surprised bloggers about pregnancyand pregnancy myths around food

The content of this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professional regarding any medical condition. While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in the blog and to describe best generally accepted current practices we cannot accept any liability for errors or omissions or for any consequences from application of the information given.

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