After giving birth to a baby, the first problem many novice moms face is postpartum obesity. Why did the slender body turn into a bucket shape? It’s said that after giving birth, the baby will come back thin? Postpartum obesity, mummies are really confused!

Postpartum obesity: related to physiological changes during pregnancy

Postpartum obesity, not only because of prenatal and postpartum eating and drinking problems, but also a variety of physiological factors during pregnancy.

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1. Disappearance of placental hormone

Placental hormone refers to the hormone secreted by the placenta, which can stimulate the mother to burn fat and promote metabolism. However, after giving birth, the placenta will peel off, the placenta hormone will naturally drop or even disappear, and the maternal metabolic state will be greatly weakened. At this time, the excess energy accumulated by mommy before production will form excess oil, resulting in postpartum obesity.

2. Hemodynamic changes

At the end of pregnancy, the fetus gradually grows up and oppresses the inferior vena cava of the mother, which affects the blood return of the mother’s inferior vena cava and easily causes edema of the lower limbs and pelvis.

3. Overweight during pregnancy

Studies have shown that: under the condition of normal weight gain during pregnancy, the average weight of one year after childbirth is only 1-1.5 kg higher than that before pregnancy; however, for women whose weight exceeds the standard during pregnancy, it is still difficult to recover their weight one year after childbirth. So moms don’t think they can’t control their weight when they are pregnant. They will recover easily after childbirth. Doctors suggest that weight gain during pregnancy should be controlled at 10-15 kg.


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