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Doctor insights on: 37 Weeks Pregnant And Losing Weight

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and gained a significant amount of weight in my first trimester. However, my BMI was underweight (110lb at 5.7ft) before conceiving. Now my BMI is "normal". Does being underweight before make my extra weight gain ok?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and gained a significant amount of weight in my first trimester. However, my BMI was underweight (110lb at 5.7ft) before conceiving. Now my BMI is "normal". Does being underweight before make my extra weight gain ok?

Pregnant weight: Absolutely. Those with a pre-pregnancy BMI under 18.5 should gain 28–40 pounds. Normal-weight women (BMI, 18.5–24.9) should aim for 25–35. Overweight women (BMI, 25–29.9) should aim for 15–25. Obese women (BMI, 30 or more) should gain only 11–20. Govern a starting BMI of 17.2 I would expect you to gain 40 pounds. ...Read more

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My baby was born 6.7 pounds and now @ 7 weeks weights 9.3 pounds. Is that adequate weight gain?

My baby was born 6.7 pounds and now @ 7 weeks weights 9.3 pounds. Is that adequate weight gain?

Perfect!: Over the first couple of months, your baby's weight gain should average 15-30 grams a day (1/2 ounce to one ounce). I calculated your baby's gain and age of 7 weeks, so it is averaging 25 grams a day over that 7 weeks. That is fantasti and right on track! ...Read more

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I startd on a restricted diet 7 months ago to lose weight & i managed to lose 15 kg in 6 months but last month was full of binge eating, gaining weigh?

I startd on a restricted diet 7 months ago to lose weight & i managed to lose 15 kg in 6 months but last month was full of binge eating, gaining weigh?

Weight changes: behavior, nutrition, exercise / activity and choice of foods are all important to weight management. So why did you do binge eating? Were you hungry, or were the foods too tempting? The restricted diet seemed to help. Why stop working with it? ...Read more

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Can low amniotic fluid if I am losing weight during pregnancy? I am 26 weeks and lost 20 pounds already .

Can low amniotic fluid if I am losing weight during pregnancy? I am 26 weeks and lost 20 pounds already .

See doctor: Weight loss during pregnancy needs to be taken seriously and you should see your doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Can someone gain weight for eating late? I gained 5 lbs in 2 weeks. I'm currently 36w2d pregnant and pre-pregnancy weight was around 120 lbs now 146.

Can someone gain weight for eating late? I gained 5 lbs in 2 weeks. I'm currently 36w2d pregnant and pre-pregnancy weight was around 120 lbs now 146.

Weight gain: Well you can gain weight depending how late or how much you eat, but you are pregnant and your weight gain is likely because of that. That isn't too much for 36 weeks. ...Read more

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Almost 18, overweight 240, tried losing weight in grade 9 lost 10 lbs in a month but exams came & gained 7 lbs in a week. Why?

Almost 18, overweight 240, tried losing weight in grade 9 lost 10 lbs in a month but exams came & gained 7 lbs in a week. Why?

Probably because...: One ate more food or drinks, meaning calories, than one used up during that week. Some women also hold onto water-weight and/or poop-weight during certain days of their menstrual cycle. If those days happen to be at the same time as when she eats too many calories, then the sudden weight gain will even be more striking. To not gain weight, one cannot eat more calories than one uses up! ...Read more

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Am 23 weeks 6 days pregnant. My baby's estimated weight is 621g.Is this an ideal weight or under weight?

Am 23 weeks 6 days pregnant. My baby's estimated weight is 621g.Is this an ideal weight or under weight?

Certainly fine: It is just an estimate. Just continue to get a good night sleep, eat healthy food 6 times a day to keep your blood sugar stable, relax and breathe and bring to your mind vividly positive experiences. In wintery weather you can do pretend skipping rope in the house as nice fun movement to keep your blood flowing. These things will optimize the growth of your baby. ...Read more

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Lap chole 23 days ago. Lost 8lbs since. Currently weigh 106. Is weight loss normal due to the intake of low fat foods? How do I gain weight?

Lap chole 23 days ago. Lost 8lbs since. Currently weigh 106. Is weight loss normal due to the intake of low fat foods? How do I gain weight?

Eat more spend less: In a healthy person , gaining weight is easy loosing it is the problem , soon you will gain back to your original weight or even more , if you are taking low low fat diet for you health then it is ok , if it is for gb then there is no need , you will not get attacks as your gb is out . Speak to your doctor. ...Read more

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Bad reflux during pregnancy- got better after delivery but came back. Gained about 10 lbs after pregnancy and nursing. so 25 lbs over weight.cause?

Bad reflux during pregnancy- got better after delivery but came back. Gained about 10 lbs after pregnancy and nursing. so 25 lbs over weight.cause?

Hormones: During pregnancy your body changes and so do the female hormones. The esophagus and stomach also become displaced anatomically due to the developing pregnancy. The sphincter (valve) at the end of the food tube can loosen. It is easier for stomach acid to go back up tube. Additional visceral fat squeezes the anatomy. Pills neutralize the acid and stop reflux pressure into stomach. ...Read more

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I'm 19 weeks pregnant and only gained two lbs. How much weight should I gain by the time i give birth ? Pre pregnancy i was 153 lbs

I'm 19 weeks pregnant and only gained two lbs. How much weight should I gain by the time i give birth ? Pre pregnancy i was 153 lbs

Check with the ObGyn: A woman who was average weight before getting pregnant can gain 25 to 35 pounds after becoming pregnant. Underweight women can gain 28 to 40 pounds. Overweight women may need to gain only 15 to 25 pounds during pregnancy. Each woman is an individual, so her ob-gyn can give a more accurate estimate. ...Read more

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Im 31 weeks pregnant and i've lost 8-10 lbs off my pre pregnancy weight , is this normal?

Im 31 weeks pregnant and i've lost 8-10 lbs off my pre pregnancy weight , is this normal?

Depends : This answer depends on your specific situation and is best answered by your current doctor. If you are overweight then the weight loss might be good. If you are underweight it may be a concern. As long as your baby is growing normally it may not be relevant. ...Read more

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Im 17 weeks pregnant and 104 pounds I've only gained 2 pounds is this normal?

Im 17 weeks pregnant and 104 pounds I've only gained 2 pounds is this normal?

Yes: Weight gain early in pregnancy is not and should not be the issue so many people want to make it into. As long as you are eating regularly, taking in good quality food in reasonable quantities and taking a multivitamin (prenatal), i would not worry about weight gain. On the other hand, if you are not eating for whatever reason, that needs to change. If it's nausea, seek your ObGyn's help. ...Read more

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22 weeks pregnant. Lump in armpit. Lost 29lbs since getting pregnant. Not gained any weight at all.

22 weeks pregnant.  Lump in armpit.  Lost 29lbs since getting pregnant.  Not gained any weight at all.

Breast tissue: It is possible that you are seeing axillary breast tissue. The tail of Spence (part of breast) is more prominent during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Your doctor will need to confirm this with an exam at your next pregnancy appointment ...Read more

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HI IM 8 weeks pregnant with twins and I've gained 6 pounds already can I lose that weight or is it water or baby weight?

HI IM 8 weeks pregnant with twins and I've gained 6 pounds already can I lose that weight or is it water or baby weight?

It's only just begun: Yes, that is another song title, but very true now when pregnant with twins. You are rapidly adding blood, fluids and material with a twin gestation and your treating OB MD is in the best position to determine over time if the amount of weight gain is appropriate, or he/she will sing a different "tune". ...Read more

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Baby was born at 40 weeks weighting 7.9 pounds and 20.5 inches I had her two month appt and she's weighting 9 pounds height 22 inches. I am breastfeeding but I am extremely concerned about her weight gain. Is that normal?

Baby was born at 40 weeks weighting 7.9 pounds and 20.5 inches I had her two month appt and she's weighting 9 pounds height 22 inches. I am breastfeeding but I am extremely concerned about her weight gain. Is that normal?

Maybe. Maybe not.: It all depends on whether or not the baby is happy and eating well, with normal poops. The baby's pediatrician can graph the measurements on the growth chart, from the visits after leaving the hospital, at about 2 weeks, at 1 month, and at 2 months. That would be enough measurements to get an idea of the rate of growth. Happy, well-adjusted babies are usually ok... but can weigh again in 2 weeks. ...Read more

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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