Phentermine and pregnancy / breast feeding

Lets start at the very beginning: Do NOT TAKE prescription or any other diet pills such a Phentermine if you are trying to fall pregnant. The only exception to this rule is if your medical practitioner/gynecologist/obstetrician has specifically instructed you to take a weight loss medication.

Pregnant Breast Feeding

During your pregnancy, you will generally put weight on. This is perfectly normal. Eating correctly and staying off the alcohol and cigarettes is vitally important. Keep in mind that whatever you take in is good or bad for your baby. Eat a proper balanced diet, drink lots of water and exercise. It will help both of you in the long run!

Exactly the same thoughts apply to both men and women if you are in the process of trying to have a baby. You both need a proper diet and exercise regimen.

After the big event, you will want to get back into shape as soon as possible. Weight gained during pregnancy is not physically harder to lose than weight gained due to overeating or a sedentary lifestyle. It may feel that way, but it isn’t.

Firstly you have to eat right because you will probably be breast feeding your baby. Logically, it is very important that your baby gets the right nutrients and that means that you have to eat right. Breast feeding also releases hormones which help your uterus return to its pre-pregnacy shape. Breast feeding is not an excuse to overeat! You will need to eat more than when it was just you. As a general guide, your calorie intake should be around 1800 calories. This should be from the five major food groups. Your body will consume between 500 and 1000 calories per day by breast feeding. If you aren’t sure visit your doctor or a properly trained dietitian and have them design a diet plan to suit your life style. Make sure you are taking in lots of fluids while you are feeding.

Secondly you need exercise. This not only gets you back in shape quicker but helps with the mental issues of adjusting to the new member of your family. The sooner you are exercising the better. If you have had a Caesarian section or a pregnancy complication, consult your doctor as to how soon you can exercise and make sure you follow his instructions to build the muscle strength back. DO NOT do exercises that will damage newly healed surgeries until your doctor says you can! Start with light exercise as soon as you can and build up until you are back in shape again. If it takes a couple of months longer its not important.


Many women find that they are unable to lose weight after birth. If you are not losing weight after your pregnancy, consult your doctor or a registered dietitian to alter your eating habits and establish an exercise routine. If you still have not reached you pre-pregnancy / optimal weight after you stop breast feeding, then you need to revisit your diet. Consult your doctor/dietitian and get them to revise your calorie intake. If you are still significantly over weight then a prescription diet pills such as Phentermine can help you shed those unwanted pounds.

Do NOT TAKE prescription or any other diet pills if you are trying to fall pregnant. The only exception to this rule is if your medical practitioner/gynecologist/obstetrician has specifically instructed you to take a weight loss medication.