Looking for support to manage your weight during pregnancy?
If you had a raised BMI at the start of your pregnancy and you’re concerned about gaining excess weight during your pregnancy, accessing some support may be beneficial.
Partner, family and friends
Having the support of your family and friends can make managing your weight during pregnancy that much easier. Turn them down kindly if they serve up huge portions ‘because you’re eating for two’ or suggest that ‘the baby needs an extra slice of cake’! Consider buddying with a friend who would be happy to walk with you, helping you to keep active during pregnancy.
Don’t be afraid to ask your midwife, who’ll always be on hand to advise and support you during your pregnancy, and they’ll be aware of local support groups that specifically help mums-to-be – with weight management, activity or just social get-togethers.
If you feel that a weight-management group might be beneficial, then Slimming World has a warm welcome waiting for you. In line with national guidelines, Slimming World has developed a policy to ensure you get the best possible healthy eating support during your pregnancy.
Slimming World has worked in collaboration with The Royal College of Midwives to develop their policy on the best way to support members in managing their weight healthily during pregnancy. Slimming World’s eating plan, Food Optimising, provides a healthy, well-balanced diet and fits perfectly with current guidelines for healthy eating during pregnancy.
Any member wishing to continue their membership or join Slimming World during their pregnancy is required to gain the support of their midwife.