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At what week during pregnancy do you start looking heavier and gaining weight?

At what week during pregnancy do you start looking heavier and gaining weight?

Depends on your wt.: Weight gain in pregnancy and showing does vary based on your prepregnancy height and weight. Larger women may not "show" until later. Thinner women may start to have a mild baby bump around 16-20 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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How to control gaining so mucb weight during pregnancy?

How to control gaining so mucb weight during pregnancy?

Consult: See your doctor for a full check up. They can check your BMI/Height/Weight and make appropriate recommendations based on that. Provided you are having a regular diet with exercise you will likely gain appropriate weight and your doctor can intervene if you are underweight. Good luck. ...Read more

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When do you usually start gaining weight during pregnancy? I weigh 120 right now.

When do you usually start gaining weight during pregnancy? I weigh 120 right now.

Not a lot at first : Your total weight gain should be 25-35 lbs. In general, you should gain about 2 to 4 pounds during the first three months you're pregnant and 1 pound a week during the rest of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it common to lose weight during pregnancy? Instead of gaining weight like usual women, i actually have lost weight. Could that mean theres something wrong with my baby?

Common to have loss: I see less weight gain the more overweight/obese a patient is. Also, towards the last 3-4 weeks of pregnancy, can see some weight loss. Some people lose weight due to vomitting issues. If the loss continues, talk to your ob. Less frequently , there may be a problem with the baby. Discuss all your concerns with the doctor. ...Read more

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What if i gained 10 pounds during my 30 week of pregnancy. Is it ok? What kind of food shoulf i eat to lose a little bit of weight ?

What if i gained 10 pounds during my 30 week of pregnancy. Is it ok? What kind of food shoulf i eat to lose a little bit of weight ?

That is too much: Discuss with your OB , your OB can refer u to a pregnancy dietician, and u need to cut down on the carbs and salt , and eat higher protein, esp at night for dinner at the max wt gain should be 4 pounds in 4 weeks. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight during my pregnancy I'm already 22 weeks and I've lost a lot of weight and I barley gained 2lbs. ?

How can I gain weight during my pregnancy I'm already 22 weeks and I've lost a lot of weight and I barley gained 2lbs. 

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Calorie dense foods: Eating calorie dense foods such as nuts, heavy cream, butter, fatty fishes, dried prunes, and avocado can help increase your daily calorie intake and assist in the desired weight gain. Supplements for weight gain would be inferior in quality to whole foods which are readily available and much less expensive. Your obstetrician should be made aware of your weight concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Fried
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Gaining Weight (Definition)

An increase in a person's weight over ...Read more