Weight and Weight Loss
It is likely that you will weigh more at your 6-week check-up than you did prior to becoming pregnancy. You may have gained from 30 to 50 pounds during the pregnancy, but when you compare your weight right before delivery with your weight at the 6 week checkup, typically, a patient loses only 15 to 20 pounds. DO NOT DESPAIR!
The most important thing is to accept that this is normal, it is going to happen, but with a bit of work and a commitment, it will be a temporary situation. Please do not immediately start trying to diet and exercise right after delivering. Your body needs energy (food) and rest to properly heal and recover.
WEIGHT LOSS and NUTRITION EXPERTS
Here are some professionals whom we have heard provide excellent weight-loss services:
- Wendy Crump, RD, (good with kids also), 626-403-6000, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1938 Huntington Dr., So. Pasadena, CA 91030 (RD means Registered Dietician)
- Diet for Health, Jill Brook, M.A., 818-952-0668, www.dietforhealth.com, 1047 Foothill Bl., La Canada, CA 91011
- Healthy for Life Weight Management Center, Gary Kim, M.D., Director, 50 Bellefontaine St. #305, Pasadena, CA 91105, 626-395-0150
- Carina Weston at ProFitness - just 2 blocks from our office. “It was the best thing I did for postpartum weight loss”. http://www.profitnessnetwork.com, 183 E. Glenarm, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 799-7243