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Doctor insights on: 20 Weeks Pregnant 5 Lb Weight Gain

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Pregnancy weight gain was 23 lb for each. Ok for someone 5'2 and 90 lb?

Pregnancy weight gain was 23 lb for each. Ok for someone 5'2 and 90 lb?

Yes!: For most people who are not overweight, it is a good goal to gain about 20-25 lbs throughout the course of a pregnancy. That being said, it is a goal and most of my patients gain 25-30 lbs, which is fantastic! for patients overweight, they shouldn't gain that much weight, nor should they try to lose weight while pregnant. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is going from 79 pounds to 105 in five months a healthy weight gain? And for someone five one what would a healthy weight be at age 22 not pregnant

Is going from 79 pounds to 105 in five months a healthy weight gain? And for someone five one what would a healthy weight be at age 22 not pregnant

Yes, it's fine: It sounds completely healthy to me. In fact, weighing 79 pounds if you are 5'1" would definitely be underweight. We often estimate ideal weight for women by saying you should weight 100 pounds at 5 feet, and then add 5 pounds per inch, so 105 pounds for 5'1" would be perfect. I hope you gained the 20+ pounds through eating more of good, healthy food. ...Read more

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Pregnant 33w4d and weight gain only 5.5kg. SFH measurements on track and U/S shows baby's weight in normal range. Should I worry?

Pregnant 33w4d and weight gain only 5.5kg. SFH measurements on track and U/S shows baby's weight in normal range. Should I worry?

Normal growth: You state that your baby is growing normally and that this is being monitored by ultrasound. It does not appear there is a cause for concern ...Read more

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I'm 34 yo, 5'9" & 250lbs, large framed woman. I would like to get pregnant but worry about weight gain & harming my baby. Should I be worried?

I'm 34 yo, 5'9" & 250lbs, large framed woman. I would like to get pregnant but worry about weight gain & harming my baby. Should I be worried?

Learn to reduce risk: Your concerns are understandable since it is known that obesity (as well as increased maternal age, or pre-existing diabetes, hypertension, or hypothyroidism etc..)does increase obstetrical risks for a mother and her unborn baby. An obstetrical nutritionist and a materno-fetal-medicine specialist who cares specifically for obese pregnant women should be able to advise you + answer your questions. ...Read more

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Why are there so many different patterns of weight gain in pregnant women?

Why are there so many different patterns of weight gain in pregnant women?

Genetics: Every woman is different so every pattern of weight gain (and every pregnancy) will be different. As a general rule of thumb, a normal weight woman should gain between 25-35 pounds while pregnant. This often comes as a spurt in the middle of the pregnancy. Overweight women should gain less and underweight women more. Good nutrition and exercise are recommended for all pregnant women. ...Read more

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When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

At the end: The vast majority of weight gain should occur at the end of the third trimester when patients are retaining fluid. Unfortunately, many gain lots of the weight in the beginning. You only need 300 calories more per day at the end of pregnancy. Eating for two is not a true statement. ...Read more

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How much weight gain during pregnancy is normal?

How much weight gain during pregnancy is normal?

25-35 lbs: If u gain less as long as the baby is growing normally that is fine, if u gain more - that can lead to macrosomia so harder to push out and more chance of a c- section, diabetes, elevated BP and harder to lose after. ...Read more

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Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

NO: Excessive weight gain is not what you would consider safe.See your obgyn for help in maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

Why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

More obese populatio: In the midst of an obesity epidemic, the institute of medicine accumulated more data to show what the optimal weight gain should be depending on your prepregnancy weight for height. These guidelines are meant to minimize the risk of fetal growth abnormalities and prevent adverse perinatal outcomes., while assuring the long-term health of the offspring as well (studies show that it can be affected). ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Many women do: stop gaining weight toward the end of their pregnancies. Here a article to read that addresses that issue: http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/your-pregnancy-week-by-week-weeks-35-40 ...Read more

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How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

Usually none: Weight is usually the result of calories in (food) and calories out (activity). Pregnancy does not change that, though it may result in fluid retention which temporarily adds apparent weight gain. ...Read more

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How exactly does prepregnancy weight affect the recommended weight gain during pregnancy?

How exactly does prepregnancy weight affect the recommended weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: Most doctors say that they would like to see about 25 pounds total weight gain, no matter what prepregnancy weight was. Others want to see less. ...Read more

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What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

Depends.: Depending on your pre-pregnancy weight for height, you may be best off not gaining any weight, or 10-40 lbs (more for twins). ...Read more

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Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Is it safe to slow weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: On how you do it. If your diet is good you do not need to worry about weight. On no account should you use a pill! ...Read more

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Does the mothers weight gain throughout pregnancy affect the size of the fetus?

Does the mothers weight gain throughout pregnancy affect the size of the fetus?

Somewhat: Every baby's birthweight is a combination of genetic factors and environmental factors. Excessive or poor weight gain on mom's part is just one piece of the puzzle. ...Read more

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I don't want to b pregnant.Coz of fear of weight gain.I think to become pregnant , it wil effect on my weight n figure is it true?

I don't want to b pregnant.Coz of fear of weight gain.I think to become pregnant , it wil effect on my weight n figure is it true?

See below: It may or may not. You can lose some of the weight by breast feeding. Some women return to their normal weight with ease after their pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more