1. To Prevent Complications During Pregnancy
    If you are pregnant or hope to become pregnant, it’s important that you are healthy so you can provide a healthy home for your baby. There are several risks associated with obesity including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia (high blood pressure and protein in the urine), labor problems (the epidural may not work or you may need to be induced) and an overdue pregnancy, among others. As anyone who has ever been pregnant knows, there’s enough to worry about, you don’t need more reasons to stress about potential health problems.