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How do I stop myself from gaining too many lbs while pregnant?

How do I stop myself from gaining too many lbs while pregnant?

Have a healthy diet: To prevent excessive weight gain during pregnancy, consume a healthy diet. You should eat a variety of foods from all of the food groups. Have 3 well rounded meals and 2 healthy snacks daily. Drink plenty of water. Stay active! ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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 it weird for a non-pregnant female to gain almost 18 lbs between April 2015 and December 2015, without significant change in diet?

Is it weird for a non-pregnant female to gain almost 18 lbs between April 2015 and December 2015, without significant change in diet?

Weight gain: Weight gain is due to calories in versus calories burned but also other endocrine factors, stress, medications. You are getting older. Time to evaluate everything in your diet and live a healthy life. Go to your physician and get a full physical. Evaluate alcohol intake, sodium intake. Most importantly, stay moving, establish good cardiovascular exercise habits.http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/edu ...Read more

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Is it possible to gain 7 lbs weight in first month of pregnancy?

Is it possible to gain 7 lbs weight in first month of pregnancy?

Yes: Often pregnant women are eating frequently to "feed" the nausea symptoms. Good diet choices can help to minimze this. ...Read more

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Im nine weeks pregnant and have lost 12 lbs in four weeks is that ok?

Im nine weeks pregnant and have lost 12 lbs in four weeks is that ok?

No: Weight loss associated with nausea and vomiting is common. 12 lbs is more than the usual. Please see you OB for further evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Can size and weight determine fertility? I'm 4'11 & 94 lbs and have been trying to get pregnant for a while but can't seem to :/

Can size and weight determine fertility? I'm 4'11 & 94 lbs and have been trying to get pregnant for a while but can't seem to :/

Thin is okay: Your BMI is 19.0 which is definitely on the thin side but that alone should not prevent you from conceiving. Some women who exercise frequently (especially long distance running) will stop ovulating. In those cases, reduction in exercise is advised. Conversely, women who gain weight and become obese (BMI > 30) can also stop ovulating. If your cycles are regular, then your small size is okay. ...Read more

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What are some fast ways to get pregnant? I'm still in highschool. I weigh approximately 117 lbs. I'm 5'3". Thank you for your time!

What are some fast ways to get pregnant? I'm still in highschool. I weigh approximately 117 lbs. I'm 5'3". Thank you for your time!

Pregnancy test: The fastest, most private way is to purchase a home pregnancy test. They are positive at about the time that you'd be 1 week late. They're accurate, reliable and valid. ...Read more

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I took phintermine 2 years ago and lost 80 lbs but got pregnant and gained my weight back. Considering taking it again should I reconsider?

I took phintermine 2 years ago and lost 80 lbs but got pregnant and gained my weight back. Considering taking it again should I reconsider?

What about doing: it naturally ? Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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I'm 5'9 165 lbs my normal weight has always been 135lbs i neva had a problem getting pregnant b4. I'm having trouble now can my weight be the issue?

I'm 5'9 165 lbs my normal weight has always been 135lbs i neva had a problem getting pregnant b4. I'm having trouble now can my weight be the issue?

Probably not: Increase in body mass index and weight does not usually affect fertility, although there are some hormonal issues that occur and may be associated with weight gain. A fertility specialist can help decide if these issues are at play. Normal time to achieve pregnancy in "normal" couples is 8-15 months. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks and 5 days pregnant with every symptom in the book. This is my third. I'm not showing yet. Is this normal. I've gained 12 lbs already. ?

I am 8 weeks and 5 days pregnant with every symptom in the book. This is my third.  I'm not showing yet. Is this normal. I've gained 12 lbs already. ?

Absolutely normal: Hi Alexandrea, Yes all that you describe is very normal. Every pregnancy is different. Though you are an experienced mom, there are plenty of symptoms to newly discover. The pregnant uterus does not rise out of the pelvis until the 12th week so I would not expect you to "show" yet. The 12 lbs. that you have gained are mostly water weight. A normal response to the hormones of early pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am a 22 year old female am 138 lbs and ave been trying to get g Pregnant for a couple of months now and it just won't work and I don't know what's t?

I am a 22 year old female am 138 lbs and ave been trying to get g
Pregnant for a couple of months now and it just won't work and I don't know what's t?

Timing: Timing sexual intercourse with ovulation can improve the chances of conceiving, Basal body temperature and in home ovulation kits can help. Failure to conceive after 6 months of appropriately timed intercourse may be a sign of problems. You should see your physician if that occurs. ...Read more

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I took plan b but I weigh 196 lbs and am 65inches tall. Am I going to get pregnant?

I took plan b but I weigh 196 lbs and am 65inches tall. Am I going to get pregnant?

Not as effective: Plan B is not 100% effective ever and it has lower percentage of effectiveness with higher BMI. It will most likely still work: however I would see your healthcare provider to get started on abetter form of birth control for the future ...Read more

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My body is telling me im pregnant. I have even gained 14 lbs in the last two months. Pregnancy test are negetive. Whats wrong with me?

My body is telling me im pregnant. I have even gained 14 lbs in the last two months. Pregnancy test are negetive. Whats wrong with me?

False PG hopes: We have a term called in medicine for people thank believed they are pregnant but actually are not. Your brain can shut down a period when that is the case but the pregnancy tests will remain negative. Please see a OB GYN who can find a physical cause and if not a good mental health professional is warranted. ...Read more

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I have been eating healthy and increasing exercise but still gained weight, 15 lbs in 2 weeks. Could I be pregnant and what are the signs?

I have been eating healthy and increasing exercise but still gained weight, 15 lbs in 2 weeks. Could I be pregnant and what are the signs?

You could: It is possible that you are pregnant but there are other causes of weight gain as well, like thyroid disease. Other pregnancy signs are fatigue, breast soreness, nausea and not getting your period. Either way, you should see your doctor about that much weight gain. ...Read more

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I'm 22 days late and took a pregnancy test w/ a negative result. Including all the other factors i've only gained 2 lbs. Why am i so late?

Menstrual : Irregularities are not uncommon. A common cause is anovulatory cycles. If you miss more than two periods, it would be prudent to see your doctor. You may consult this site for more info. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/pages/causes.aspx. ...Read more

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I'm actually at 25 weeks in my pregnancy and took 35 lbs! i'd like to know if i can try to stay about at this weight by doing more exercise?

I'm actually at 25 weeks in my pregnancy and took 35 lbs! i'd like to know if i can try to stay about at this weight by doing more exercise?

Encourage you: To exercise (in a moderate manner) ; eat healthfully. But don't recommend trying to remain at a fixed weight as your pregnancy progresses. Do recommend that you be mindful of your weight gain. Work with your physician and possibly a nutritionist. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it weird I suddenly gained 20 lbs in 6 wks & I'm not pregnant? Like, instant muffin top. Haven't changed diet or activity level. Age 29, F.

Is it weird I suddenly gained 20 lbs in 6 wks & I'm not pregnant? Like, instant muffin top. Haven't changed diet or activity level. Age 29, F.

Weight: You need to reassess six-year your calorie intake because if the calorie intake is in excess then you are going to put on weight you do not need any more than 15,00to 2000 count calories per days and you will loose the excess. If you do not loose wt then you need to see a physician ...Read more

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Is your second child usually bigger than your first? My first child was 5 lbs 10 oz a boy now pregnant with my second a girl and I feel much bigger?

Is your second child usually bigger than your first? My first child was 5 lbs 10 oz a boy now pregnant with my second a girl and I feel much bigger?

Sometimes: While statistically 2nd babies get larger with each pregnancy, it depends on your medical condition and the pregnancy. If the first pregnancy was small (as in your case) and this is due to a medical condition such as high blood pressure or prematurity, this condition can recurr with future pregnancies and result in even smaller babies. ...Read more

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