I am pregnant, can I go on the Program?

Do NOT use the OPTAVIA Program if you are pregnant. Pregnancy is not an appropriate time for weight loss as additional calories and nutrients are necessary for rapid growth and development of the baby. Women who are pregnant should contact their healthcare provider about their nutritional and weight management needs.

Keep in mind that the Fuelings are fortified with vitamins and minerals that you may already be receiving with a prenatal vitamin (too much isn’t always a good thing). Before consuming any of our Fuelings during pregnancy, we recommend you contact your healthcare provider.

Once your baby is at least two months of age, our Nursing Mothers Plan may be a great option for you as it is designed to help nursing mothers achieve a healthy weight without sacrificing their milk supply. Talk to your independent OPTAVIA Coach and refer to our Nursing Mothers Plan Guide for more information. 

Once you are providing less than 30% of your baby’s calories through breast milk, you may be appropriate for one of our other weight loss plans, such as the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan®. When you get to this point, you’ll want to be sure to discuss these options with your healthcare provider to determine which plan is best for you.