First thing to do is relax! This is not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things when it comes to your pregnancy. But there are some potential problems with gaining too much weight you should be aware of. The excess can result in extra backaches, leg pain, increased fatigue, and varicose veins. The baby may also become too large for a safe vaginal delivery. There is also an increased risk of postoperative complications and of course, the excess weight is harder for you to shed.
You are wise to be proactive and you CAN get back on track. The important thing is this is NOT the time to start a crash diet. Crash diets are not good for you and can harm the baby. It is a good time to analyze your diet and fitness program and set some healthy goals for the rest of your pregnancy. This will get you back on track.
Check Your Nutrition
First, take at good look at your eating habits and try to locate the problem areas. Do you overindulge in sweets, cake, cookies, pie, and pastries? Are you turning to high-fat, fried foods for comfort? Are you caught in the eating-for-two myth?
Once you have analyzed your diet, decide where you want to make the changes. Remember you need to meet these daily minimum servings: