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Doctor insights on: Average Weight Gain In Third Trimester Of Pregnancy

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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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Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Bleeding in third trimester of pregancy?

Needs evaluation: Third trimester bleeding is very abnormal. This should be evaluated emergently in labor and delivery. Go to the hospital. ...Read more

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What is the average weight gain during pregnancy if allowed to eat anything?

What is the average weight gain during pregnancy if allowed to eat anything?

Depends upon you BMI: You acceptable and healthy weight gain during pregnancy is determined by your body mass index (bmi) at the start of your pregnancy. It may be as little as 15 pounds if you are very overweightt or as high as 30 pounds if your bmi is more in the normal range. Ask you OB for specifics. ...Read more

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When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

When does most weight gain occur in pregnancy?

At the end: The vast majority of weight gain should occur at the end of the third trimester when patients are retaining fluid. Unfortunately, many gain lots of the weight in the beginning. You only need 300 calories more per day at the end of pregnancy. Eating for two is not a true statement. ...Read more

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How much weight gain during pregnancy is normal?

How much weight gain during pregnancy is normal?

25-35 lbs: If u gain less as long as the baby is growing normally that is fine, if u gain more - that can lead to macrosomia so harder to push out and more chance of a c- section, diabetes, elevated BP and harder to lose after. ...Read more

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Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

Is excessive weight gain safe in pregnancy?

NO: Excessive weight gain is not what you would consider safe. See your obgyn for help in maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

Why are there new pregnancy weight gain standards?

More obese populatio: In the midst of an obesity epidemic, the institute of medicine accumulated more data to show what the optimal weight gain should be depending on your prepregnancy weight for height. These guidelines are meant to minimize the risk of fetal growth abnormalities and prevent adverse perinatal outcomes., while assuring the long-term health of the offspring as well (studies show that it can be affected). ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Is it normal to lose weight gain in 9mth pregnancy?

Many women do: Stop gaining weight toward the end of their pregnancies. Here a article to read that addresses that issue: http://www. Webmd. Com/baby/guide/your-pregnancy-week-by-week-weeks-35-40 ...Read more

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Pregnancy weight gain was 23 lb for each. Ok for someone 5'2 and 90 lb?

Pregnancy weight gain was 23 lb for each. Ok for someone 5'2 and 90 lb?

Yes!: For most people who are not overweight, it is a good goal to gain about 20-25 lbs throughout the course of a pregnancy. That being said, it is a goal and most of my patients gain 25-30 lbs, which is fantastic! For patients overweight, they shouldn't gain that much weight, nor should they try to lose weight while pregnant. ...Read more

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How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

How are weight gain and pregnancy weight gain distinguished from each other?

Usually none: Weight is usually the result of calories in (food) and calories out (activity). Pregnancy does not change that, though it may result in fluid retention which temporarily adds apparent weight gain. ...Read more

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How exactly does prepregnancy weight affect the recommended weight gain during pregnancy?

How exactly does prepregnancy weight affect the recommended weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: Most doctors say that they would like to see about 25 pounds total weight gain, no matter what prepregnancy weight was. Others want to see less. ...Read more

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Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Could excessive weight gain during pregnancy increase childhood obesity risk?

Yes: Surprisingly, a new study revealed that moms who gained excessive amounts during their pregnancies tended to have children who battled their own obesity issues. The causes were unclear, but, of course, genetics did seem to play a contributing role. The take-home message? Childhood obesity does start before birth. ...Read more

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No weight gain, pregnancy test said no. Periods for 6 months. Now no period but fell sick. Pregnant?

No weight gain, pregnancy test said no. Periods for 6 months. Now no period but fell sick. Pregnant?

Not pregnancy: Pregnancy tests are very accurate, and always positive for a viable pregnancy (they turn positive in less than 2 weeks after conception). There are many causes of missed periods other than pregnancy, which a gynecologist can help with if there is a concern. ...Read more

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38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

38wks pregnant, gained a total of 32lbs with this pregnancy. Doctor concerned. Can too much weight gain during pregnancy cause stillbirth?

Stilllbirth: It is unlikely that stillbirth can be caused by the amount of weight which you have gained. Excessive weight gain, however, is related to diabetes of pregnancy. Undiagnosed diabetes can lead to elevated blood sugars which in turn can lead to stillbirth. ...Read more

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Last time I had sex was midapril. Only a couple light periods since, no weight gain, tons of pregnancy symptoms 1 negative test. Should I see my dr?

Last time I had sex was midapril. Only a couple light periods since, no weight gain, tons of pregnancy symptoms 1 negative test. Should I see my dr?

If you're worried: If your preg test is negative, these symptoms could be related to pms or even ovarian cysts. Bottom line, call your gyn if you are worried so that an exam can be done to eval your problem. ...Read more

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How can I avoid excess weight gain during pregnancy?

How can I avoid excess weight gain during pregnancy?

Healthy diet: By watching you intake of starches and sweets and healthy lots of lean protein and veggies, you should do fine. Also, exercise isn't always contraindicated in pregnancy (except those on bedrest). There are pregnancy aerobics, pregnancy safe yoga and certainly walking is usually very safe (again if not on bedrest) ...Read more

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Can you tell me healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Can you tell me healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Pregnancy: I presume you will see an obstetrician regularly during pregnancy and she/he will keep an eye on your weight through your pregnancy. If you are not doing that I strongly suggest you make an appointment soon. ...Read more

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What can I do to control my weight gain during pregnancy?

If this is a: Particular area of concern for you, you might wish to work with a nutritionist to ensure that you have a healthy weight gain during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

How many pounds are considered a healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Depends: It depends a lot on your pre-pregnancy weight. The average recommended is 25 - 30 pounds. More if you start out underweight and less if you start our over weight. More importantly you need to gain it by eatting a well balanced healthy diet rich in nutrients. Good luck. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Worried about my weight gain during pregnancy. If a bit chunky, how much should I gain?

Worried about my weight gain during pregnancy. If a bit chunky, how much should I gain?

Most GYN's say 25: Most ob's say 25 lbs max. That is a question you need to discuss directly with the doctor. Only he/she and you can make a specific plan that's bet for you and the baby. That is simply the best answer to your question. ...Read more

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Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

Rapid weight gain during early pregnancy?

D/w ob-gyn: You should d/w your ob-gyn what is appropriate wt gain for you. Women who are thinner to begin with are expected to gain more wt than women who are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. ...Read more

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What's the best way to lose pregnancy weight gain quickly?

What's the best way to lose pregnancy weight gain quickly?

Breastfeeding.: Simple, cost-effective and life-saving, breastfeeding can also help shed excess weight postpartum. ...Read more

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What is normal weight gain during pregnancy if overweight?

What is normal weight gain during pregnancy if overweight?

Depends: On how much you weigh, 25-30 would be average but some of my obese pts sometimes do not gain much at all 10-15 lbs which is fine as long as the baby is growing. ...Read more

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What amount is too much weight gain for my second trimester?

What amount is too much weight gain for my second trimester?

Your OB can answer: Please consult your obstetrician. There are a variety of important parameters that your obstetrician will use to guide you. ...Read more

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What's the difference between weight gain and pregnancy weight gain?

What's the difference between weight gain and pregnancy weight gain?

Growing fetus: Some weight gain in the context of pregnancy is expected and healthy. The growing baby along with bodily changes (increase in blood and fluids, placenta, etc) can account for healthy weight gain. However, pregnancy is not a free ticket to eating bad foods and eating should focus on providing you and the growing baby with proper nutrients not junk. You doctor should advise you on healthy gain. ...Read more

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What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

What is healthy pregnancy weight gain?

Depends.: Depending on your pre-pregnancy weight for height, you may be best off not gaining any weight, or 10-40 lbs (more for twins). ...Read more

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Is chocolate weight gain supplement safe during pregnancy?

Is chocolate weight gain supplement safe during pregnancy?

I see no problems: The natural caffeine in chocolate is the only ingredient that might give minor concern but I see no reason to avoid it in moderation. ...Read more

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My breasts are really hurting, just touching them hurts. What could this be? Pregnancy? Weight gain?

My breasts are really hurting, just touching them hurts. What could this be? Pregnancy? Weight gain?

Painful breasts: This may be due to your hormonal cycle. Other possibilities are ill fitting bra, obesity, early pregnancy ...Read more

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Can I get pcos after having a baby due to weight gain during pregnancy?

Can I get pcos after having a baby due to weight gain during pregnancy?

No (not really): Weight gain does not give you, or anyone else PCOS, but it may worsen the condition if you have it. PCOS is an inherited metabolic disorder that can be modified (worse/better) by lifestyle including weight. If you don't have PCOS you can't give it to yourself, likewise if you have it it can't be "cured, " but can be improved. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more