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Healthy Pregnancy & Postnatal Plan

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Kirkland & Seattle Healthy Pregnancy & Postnatal Plan

Christine James, MD, at Sound Medical Weight Loss in Kirkland, Washington, combines her advanced training in obstetrics with her specialization in holistic and nutritional medicine to provide expectant moms with a more natural and healthy approach to pregnancy. Dr. James teaches you about the importance of diet and nutrition for a safer pregnancy and improving fertility for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). If you’re seeking a more natural birth and pregnancy plan, and live in Kirkland, WA, or the Eastside Seattle area, call the office or book an appointment online.

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What is a healthy diet for pregnancy?

A healthy pregnancy diet is filled with a rich variety of foods from each of the food groups. It includes fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein sources, and calcium-rich foods such as dairy products or calcium-enriched plant milk.

Filling your diet with more whole foods ensures you’ll maximize your nutrient intake for better health for both you and your baby. It also keeps you feeling full, which might help reduce cravings and poor food choices.

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What are the benefits of a Pregnancy or Postnatal Plan?

Eating healthy during pregnancy ensures that you and your baby get all the nutrients necessary for good health. Making healthy food choices ensures a safer pregnancy and may help prevent complications related to:

  • Gestational diabetes, or high blood sugar during pregnancy
  • High blood pressure during pregnancy, whether or not related to Preeclampsia

Making the right food choices may also reduce your risk of needing a cesarean section by preventing you from gaining too much weight.

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Your Pregnancy or Postnatal Plan

We offer support for every stage of your pregnancy journey:

Pre-Pregnancy Weight Loss: Losing weight can increase your chances of conceiving and help your body prepare for a healthy pregnancy.

Pregnancy Support: Being overweight during pregnancy can increase the risk of complications like gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, delivery by cesarean section, or the baby being born with excessive birth weight (macrosomia).

Gestational Diabetes: From two to ten percent of women will develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes occurs when hormonal changes during pregnancy lead to insulin resistance. While this condition will subside after pregnancy, it’s important to manage it carefully during pregnancy to ensure the health of mom and baby.

Postpartum Weight Loss: Many women deal with excess weight after a pregnancy. Our weight loss doctors can work with you to safely and effectively lose weight and maintain your healthiest weight in the long term. 

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Schedule Your Consultation

Do one of the best things you can do for your baby and yourself by working with one of our experienced weight loss doctors before, during, and after pregnancy. Carrying excess weight can make it more difficult to become pregnant and put you and your baby at higher risk for several medical conditions, such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure. Our weight loss physicians located in the Seattle area in Kirkland, WA, specialize in helping women safely manage their weight to ensure a healthy pregnancy for both mom and baby. Call to schedule your consultation with one of our caring and knowledgeable providers in Kirkland, WA, today,  

Healthy Pregnancy Postnatal Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

Excess weight can disrupt hormonal balance, leading to irregular ovulation and reduced fertility. Obesity is associated with conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), further complicating fertility. A higher body mass index (BMI) may reduce the effectiveness of fertility treatments like IVF. Weight loss through lifestyle changes can improve fertility outcomes in overweight individuals.

PCOS is a hormonal disorder that affects fertility. The hormonal changes cause elevated blood sugar and make weight loss difficult. Our doctors provide nutrition counseling to women with PCOS for better blood sugar control and to assist with weight loss to improve fertility. For more information about how weight loss can improve fertility for women with PCOS, call or schedule an appointment online.

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases the risk of gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, and preeclampsia. It also raises the likelihood of requiring a cesarean delivery and experiencing complications during labor. Babies born to overweight or obese mothers are at higher risk of macrosomia and long-term health issues. Proper prenatal care and weight management are crucial to mitigate these risks and ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy is important for providing essential nutrients that support the growth and development of the baby. Nutrient-rich foods help ensure proper fetal development and reduce the risk of birth defects and complications. A balanced diet also helps maintain a healthy weight throughout pregnancy to reduce the risk of complications. Our weight loss specialists help you create and maintain a dietary plan that supports a safe pregnancy.