After you have a baby getting rid of the extra weight that you put on can be a challenge. Jenna Dewan-Tatum, actress and former model, said that she took a preemptive strike against her baby weight and took some healthy steps while she was pregnant so she gained the right amount of weight and not more.
Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum met on the set of their 2006 film, Step Up. They were married and then welcomed their first baby, Everly, into the world in the summer of 2013. Dewan-Tatum was back down to her pre-baby weight within just seven weeks after giving birth. She had gained 33 pounds while pregnant. She told Us Weekly that she kept a close eye on her weight during her pregnancy and developed some strategies to make sure she didn’t put excess weight on while pregnant and maintained a healthy body for her baby.
During her pregnancy Jenna stated that she still maintained her vegan diet and ate all the right foods. She said that she realized that she was growing a human being and that didn’t mean that she had to indulge in junk food while using the pregnancy as an excuse. She got a lot of cardio and dance workouts in as well.
One study showed that almost half of all women who are pregnant gain too much weight. Gaining excess weight can cause preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Another study showed that children born to mothers who gained too much pregnancy weight were four times more likely to become overweight around age three. According to the current guidelines set out by the Institute of Medicine, the normal pregnancy weight gain is between 25 and 35 pounds for women who start at a healthy weight.