It's been a while since I posted here. Last time I was really active was 5 years ago when my wife and I were expecting our first baby. Well now, we're in for round 2! My wife is 3 months pregnant and we're expecting the little one to arrive sometime in July.
But here's the catch: My wife never really shed the weight she gained from baby number 1.
She's WAY above what she was in college when we first met and the OBGYN was concerned about her weight gain during the first pregnancy as she gained around 50 pounds with baby number one. So I worry about her adding ANOTHER 50 pounds with baby number 2.
I've been encouraging her to make better eating habits and to exercise more, but there's really not much I can do besides try to encourage and motivate her.
Is it safe to even try to lose weight during pregnancy or should we just worry about this post-baby? Are there things that you tried that worked for you?
I fear a significant weight gain could turn this into a more high-risk pregnancy if she develops gestational diabetes or other things.
Am I wrong to be worried?