Most women pack on the pounds while pregnant, but for health reasons, some moms-to-be need to *take off the weight. Whether it's due to obesity or other health risk, burning calories while with child isn't always easy. We asked Dr. Yvonne Thornton, a Double-Board Certified Specialist in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and mother of two, for general guidelines on how expectant women can shed the excess weight safely. Here are her tips.
*"Weight loss during pregnancy should be of a concern, unless the patient is very obese. This specific type of pregnant patient (i.e. obese) should be under strict supervision and managed by an obstetrician." — Dr. Yvonne Thornton