Pregnant women who overindulged in holiday goodies should make a New Year’s resolution to be very cautious about dieting until after the baby is born.
“While it’s not a good idea to gain too much weight during pregnancy, women should not deprive themselves or their babies of nutrition by overcompensating with a weight-loss diet,” says Dr. Frances Rosenbaum, assistant professor of obstetrics/gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Instead, they should focus on eating a variety of healthful foods.
Women with high-risk conditions such as diabetes should be vigilant about remaining on a doctor-supervised diet to make sure blood sugar and other factors stay controlled, Dr. Rosenbaum says.
Visit http://www.utsouthwestern.org/obgyn to learn more about UT Southwestern’s clinical services in gynecology and obstetrics.
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