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How can I know if I’m pregnant or just fat?

How can I know if I’m pregnant or just fat?

That's easy: Pregnancy is always a possibility in a woman in her fertile years. Simple urine pregnancy tests are available at stores everywhere, and are inexpensive (a woman can do the test after missing a regular period, or 3 weeks after sex). If pregnant, the woman needs to set up routine appointments with the doctor that will be providing her prenatal care. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Question about pregnancy. Do you get more or just bigger fat cells during a pregnancy?

Question about pregnancy. Do you get more or just bigger fat cells during a pregnancy?

More if: My recollection of med school listed 3 times in life when you add fat cells; early infancy, puberty & pregnancy. Existing fat cells can always enlarge, but the hormonal flux of these periods seems to play a big role in adding cells. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use a body fat scale?

Can pregnant women use a body fat scale?

Body fat: Yes, body fat scales use either a programmed bmi from weight and height (which would not be as accureate during preg) or a impedance method for % body fat which would be accurate. ...Read more

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What are safe ways to lose extra body fat while pregnant?

What are safe ways to lose extra body fat while pregnant?

Not time to diet: Pregnancy is not time to diet but eat balanced meals and exercise wisely do not exercie intensely more than you did before pregnancy do not eat excessive or " for 2". ...Read more

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I frequently exercise and I am thin. But, my timmy has the most fats compared to my other body parts. Whoch maked me look pregnant when I'm a guy?

I frequently exercise and I am thin. But, my timmy has the most fats compared to my other body parts. Whoch maked me look pregnant when I'm a guy?

Genetics?: Fat distribution has some gene input-men (some women) gut/bell-apples; women (some men) buttocks/hips-pears.
Alcohol? Called a beer belly for a reason.
Calories out more than in: weight loss; some areas more resistant.
Check your exercise routine, but crunches etc. Don't get rid of belly flab; they tighten and tone the muscles underneath.
Last, make sure not fluid in belly, e.G liver disease. ...Read more

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How to reduce extra fat after pregnancy?

How to reduce extra fat after pregnancy?

Exercise: After pregnancy our metabolic rates (the amount of calories we burn in 24 hours) can change. Often women describe, including myself, that weight is harder to lose after pregnancy. Increased exercise definitely can help. Studies show that interval training exercise is the best for weight loss and fitness. There are on-line calculators that can tell you how many calories to have a day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is activia yogurt (0% fat) safe get pregnant?

Is activia yogurt (0% fat) safe get pregnant?

Safe: It's safe to take it during pregnancy. But it has no effect on conceiving pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the best food for pregnant withou go fat?

What is the best food for pregnant withou go fat?

Mixed diet: A healthy diet during pregnancy should consist of fresh vegetables, fruits, mixed grains, nuts; low in saturated fat; no tobacco, no alcohol. You should ensure sufficient intake of calcium and protein through drinking milk, non-fat milk if you wish. ...Read more

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Is it important to eat more fat during pregnancy?

Is it important to eat more fat during pregnancy?

NO: Eat a balanced meal, especially protein, fruits and vegetables. Pregnancy is not a time for fad diets of any kind. High fat diets are not for anyone, especially during pregnancy

you do not want to gain excessive weight during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the quickest exercise to lose the pregnancy fat?

What is the quickest exercise to lose the pregnancy fat?

Walking w/stroller: Walking around the block with your baby in the stroller in a area with some hills will accomplish three things cardio, weight training, and spending time with your new born. ...Read more

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I've been having white thick discharge can II be pregnant?

I've been having white thick discharge can II be pregnant?

Take a test: May or may not be associated. Best way to know is take a urine pregnancy test. ...Read more

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For what reasons do women become fat as cows after pregnancy?

For what reasons do women become fat as cows after pregnancy?

Geeze I wonder.: No time to take care of oneself as the baby becomes center of the universe. Eating junk or snacking when their isn't time to prepare and sit down to a wholesome meal. Scratching gym time and personal trainer off the schedule to focus fulltime on motherhood. Soothing frustration or baby blues with food. There are lots of possible reasons for weight gain. ...Read more

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30weeks pregnant and noticed thick gooey discharge is this normal?

Normal: Discharge changes a lot in pregnancy, especially in last trimester. The discharge can become copious... Sometimes so much that you think you might have broke your water. It can be thick or thin, white or clear, mucousy. Bottom line, if you keep leaking make sure to go to l&d to make sure your water didn't break. Otherwise, know that abnormal amounts of discharge and different textures normal. ...Read more

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I'm 20weeks pregnant & dr told me I have thick placenta. What does that means baby is growing fine.?

I'm 20weeks pregnant & dr told me I have thick placenta. What does that means baby is growing fine.?

Good question: "thick" placentae sre just now being carefully defined. The takehome message is that if your baby is growing normally, then that's all that counts. ...Read more

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My husband's semen is not thick, and I trying to get pregnant. Can I still get pregnant even the semen is not thick.?

My husband's semen is not thick, and I trying to get pregnant. Can I still get pregnant even the semen is not thick.?

Relax: Thick or thin is not something to worry about. If you have been trying to conceive for over 6 months without success, consider making an appointment with a reproductive physician. ...Read more

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Can I wear a waist trainer while pregnant? Will I loose the baby? I just don't want to be fat.

Can I wear a waist trainer while pregnant? Will I loose the baby? I just don't want to be fat.

Wouldn't recommend: I wouldn't recommend it. You are going to get bigger around the waist. If you are condo earned about weight gain in pregnancy, then read about good nutrition. ACOG has a patient info page on it. Here's a link:
http://www. Acog. Org/~/media/For%20Patients/faq001.pdf? Dmc=1&ts=20140518T1319037715 ...Read more

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Fat! Sadly I can't post pics but I'm prettty sure it got dropsy if not its pregnant but just in case its dropsy how do I cure it, what to do?

Fat! Sadly I can't post pics but I'm prettty sure it got dropsy if not its pregnant but just in case its dropsy how do I cure it, what to do?

Fat vs pregnant vs: Dropsy is an old term for edema. Pregnant women can get edema from the pressure of fetus on lower extremity venous drainage. Obese folks often get edema for somewhat similar reasons and just plain venous insufficiency and other causes exist. The cause dictates the treatment. ...Read more

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Thick discharge during pregnancy. Is this normal?

Can happen: Ok provided it is thick, clear, no itch, no irritation, no odor. If it is watery thin, then make sure it is not amniotic fluid. ...Read more

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I look like I'm pregnant how do I get rid of that fat?

I look like I'm pregnant how do I get rid of that fat?

Diet and exercise: The healthiest way to lose weight is a healthy well balanced diet and regular exercise. Cut out all sodas and drink water instead. For snacks don't eat sugar filled cookies and such, instead opt for healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetables or even different kind of nuts which can also give you some energy. Get 7-8 hours of sleep at night which is important. Don't eat upto 2 hours before bedtime. ...Read more

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White thick stretchy discharge in pregnancy, what's wrong?

White thick stretchy discharge in pregnancy, what's wrong?

Could be yeast: This could be yeast infection which is common in pregnancy
Before any treatment we recommend exam by gynecologist ...Read more

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Is it normal to have thick white discharges while pregnancy?

It can be: There does exist a "normal" discharge of pregnancy, termed 'leukorrhea' it is usually white, creamy, and doesn't usually cause an odor or irritation of the vagina. If it seems abnormal, or causes irritation, or had a foul odor then your doctor can do an examination to check for other causes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a body fat analysis scale during pregnancy?

Is it safe to use a body fat analysis scale during pregnancy?

Not if it is DXA: DXA in used to evaluate body composition and includes X-rays and thus you can not do body composition during pregnancy unless there are very extenuating circumstances. There may be other types of imaging like MRI that are safe. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have noticed thick balls of white discharge what is this?

I'm pregnant and have noticed thick balls of white discharge what is this?

Possible yeast?: A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. When pregnant vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gyn. ...Read more

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I'm 7 months pregnant and I have a thick milky discharge should I be worried?

I'm 7 months pregnant and I have a thick milky discharge should I be worried?

Probably not: Pregnant women tend to get a heavy discharge towards the end of pregnancy. It is usually normal. I would worry if it itches, has an odor, is bloody, or is watery (like your water-bag is broken). Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm having thick yellow stringy discharch at 12week pregnant what could it be?

I'm having thick yellow stringy discharch at 12week pregnant what could it be?

Depends: If no other symptoms (vaginal irritation, foul smell to discharged, pain with urination or sex) then would not be concerned. Early in pregnancy there is an increase in progesterone that causes the cervical and vaginal mucous to be a bit yellow/creamy and can be quite a bit more than normal. Panty liners can help. Hope this helps and congratulations on the pregnancy. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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How do I ensure that I don't get over weight or get seriously fat when I fall pregnant?

How do I ensure that I don't get over weight or get seriously fat when I fall pregnant?

Stay physically: Active. You normally need to eat about 300 extra calories per day. If you are struggling, work with a nutritionist. ...Read more

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I've been having white thick discharge and I've been ttc for years now can can II be pregnant?

TTC: Thanks for your question. Yes, signs of pregnancy can include a discharge, but a thick white discharge can be caused by many conditions. It is best to see a doctor for a pregnancy test if other signs of pregnancy. Please see my health guide on ttc (trying to conceive) https://www. Healthtap. Com/health_guide/55. ...Read more

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I have much fat near my stomatch area this is there after my pregnancy how should I make my stomatch in?

I have much fat near my stomatch area this is there after my pregnancy how should I make my stomatch in?

Eat less; & exercise: To help the tummy look flatter, one can do exercises to build very strong abdominal muscles. It will take a lot of work, and will burn off calories. One must not eat more calories than he burns off, or he cannot lose weight. Helpful weight loss foods are natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). ...Read more

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After my 2nd child was born have stayed a size 16, so I look pregnant again. How do I get rid of the fat?

After my 2nd child was born have stayed a size 16, so I look pregnant again. How do I get rid of the fat?

No easy answer: Sorry but losing weight is really about diet and exercise, regardless of the cause. You do gain weight when pregnant from the baby, the amniotic fluid, water retention but also from a greater appetite. The basics should be effective but changing habits is always difficult whether getting back into shape or changing your eating patterns. It is about calories. Good luck, you can lose. ...Read more

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On my pregnancy test there is a very thin horizontal blue line over a thick bold blue line. What does that mean?

On my pregnancy test there is a very thin horizontal blue line over a thick bold blue line. What does that mean?

That depends on: Which brand of pregnancy test you are using. Each has different ways of showing whether a pregnancy test is negative or positive. Your home pregnancy test should come with directions. ...Read more

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Have a clear/thick discharge. Could it be I'm still ovulating? I ovulated the 16th. Or could it mean I'm pregnant?

Have a clear/thick discharge. Could it be I'm still ovulating? I ovulated the 16th. Or could it mean I'm pregnant?

Needs testing: Vaginal discharge will change throughout the menstrual cycle. Brown can simply indicate old blood. Vaginal odor can be a sign of bacterial vaginosis. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. Check if you miss your period. ...Read more