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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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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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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