WW Pregnancy Policy | WW NZ

WW’s pregnancy policy

Congratulations on your growing family!

You may be wondering what your pregnancy means for your WW journey. Here’s what you need to know.

WW’s program is not designed for pregnant members, and WW does not allow pregnant people to join. If you’re already a member and become pregnant, it’s recommended that you cancel your WW membership. WW will be here for you following your pregnancy—when you and your healthcare provider agree that you’re ready to rejoin.

If you already have a WW membership and you and your healthcare provider decide that it’s suitable for you to keep your WW membership while pregnant, you can do so.* If you do remain a member, some of WW’s tools that you already love may be useful during your pregnancy, such as:

  • Our database of 5,000+ recipes
  • Connect, WW’s supportive social network
  • Water and sleep trackers, found in the WW app
  • In-app meditations and workouts (make sure to exercise under the guidance of your healthcare provider)

1. Which WW tools are available for me during my pregnancy?

As a reminder, WW’s program isn’t designed for pregnant members. That said, if you and your healthcare provider decide that it’s suitable for you to maintain your WW membership, you may find some of our healthy-living tools a helpful resource during your pregnancy, such as:

  • WW’s database of 5,000+ recipes
  • Connect, WW’s supportive social network
  • Water and sleep trackers, found in the app
  • In-app meditations and workouts (make sure to exercise under the guidance of your healthcare provider)

2. Can I receive pregnancy-specific weight guidance?

No, WW cannot provide pregnancy-specific weight or wellness guidance. You should not follow any of the WW weight-loss or weight maintenance guidance during your pregnancy, including following a SmartPoints® Budget or tracking SmartPoints or FitPoints®. Because WW is not designed for pregnant members, you will still have access to SmartPoints and FitPoints tracking as well as weight-loss content, advice, feedback, and notifications, but you should not use these.

3. Will my SmartPoints Budget change while I'm pregnant?

Because WW is not designed for pregnant members, you won’t see any change in the SmartPoints® Budget in your app. However, you should not follow any WW weight-loss or weight maintenance guidance during your pregnancy, including following a SmartPoints Budget or tracking SmartPoints or FitPoints. Talk with your healthcare provider about healthy eating patterns and other healthy habits during pregnancy.

4. Should I track my weight during my pregnancy?

Talk with your healthcare provider to determine whether weight tracking is suitable for you while pregnant. If advised by your healthcare provider, you are welcome to track your weight at a Physical Workshop or in the app. If you choose not to track your weight, please ignore the WW app's weigh-in reminders and other weight-based notifications. You can turn off weigh-in reminders under Settings.

5. Can I join WW if I’m pregnant?

No. Because WW doesn’t have a program designed for pregnancy, WW doesn’t allow pregnant people to join.

6. Can I rejoin WW after my pregnancy?

Yes! You are welcome to rejoin WW following your pregnancy—when you and your healthcare provider agree that you’re ready to start following the weight management program again. If you choose to breastfeed, WW will automatically adjust your SmartPoints Budget.

Helpful resources

Healthy habits are so important during this special time. These guides can help, but it’s important to always follow your healthcare provider’s recommendations throughout pregnancy.

Weight gain during pregnancy
Nutrition and pregnancy
Exercise and pregnancy
Breastfeeding guide on WW
Weight gain during pregnancy
Nutrition and pregnancy
Exercise and pregnancy
Breastfeeding guide on WW

*Provided that you do not follow WW’s weight management program, are monitored by your healthcare provider, and follow only your healthcare provider's advice regarding weight, nutrition, activity, mindset and sleep.